Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,349 cases, 41 deaths

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,349 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 41 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,586,741 total COVID cases, including 24,492 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 9-15 is at 4.6%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 115,099 specimens for a total of 30,308,310 since the pandemic began.

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As of Wednesday night, 2,163 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 519 patients were in the ICU and 275 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,241,348 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,255. On Tuesday, 22,812 vaccines were administered.

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September 16, 2021 at 12:20PM

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