Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,267 cases, 29 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 4,267 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 29 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,710,044 total COVID cases, including 25,926 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate from Oct. 28-Nov. 3 is 2.4%.

RELATED: Chicago children under 12 begin getting COVID-19 vaccines

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 150,390 specimens for a total of 35,935,515 since the pandemic began.

As of Wednesday night, 1,246 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 278 patients were in the ICU and 146 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 15,858,720 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 57.38% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 54,013.

On Tuesday, the CDC approved vaccines for children ages 5-11. Several children under 12 in the Chicago area began receiving

their vaccine doses on Wednesday. The video in the player above is from a previous report.

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November 4, 2021 at 12:17PM

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