State health officials today reported 1,687 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized throughout Illinois, 412 of whom are in intensive care.
According to Illinois Department of Public Health records, hospitals are treating 10.9% fewer COVID-19 patients than a week ago.
IDPH officials also reported 59 more COVID-19 deaths since Friday, as well as 7,139 new cases of the respiratory disease were diagnosed over the past three days.
That brings the state’s death toll from COVID-19 to 25,076, while 1,638,003 total infections have been diagnosed.
IDPH does not update COVID-19 figures on weekends.
The state’s seven-day case positivity rate is currently at 2.2%, where it was three days ago. Case positivity is the percentage of new cases derived from a batch of test results. A seven-day average is used to account for any anomalies in the daily reporting of those numbers.
Meanwhile, 117,847 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered over the past three days as well, according to IDPH records.
That brings the total number of vaccine inoculations to 14,689,384 since mid-December.
So far, 55.5% of the state’s 12.7 million residents are considered fully vaccinated.
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October 4, 2021 at 12:49PM