Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,589 cases, 17 deaths

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 4,589 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,779,842 total COVID cases, including 26,294 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate from Nov. 16-Nov. 22 is 4.1%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 109,919 new specimens for a total of 38,388,520 since the pandemic began.

As of Monday night, 1,958 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 365 patients were in the ICU and 154 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 16,956,232 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday, and 57.64% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 63,199.

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November 23, 2021 at 12:11PM

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