Illinois COVID cases: IL reports 7,390 new cases, 28 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 7,390 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 28 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,911,649 total COVID cases, including 26,934 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 5.7%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 184,208 new specimens for a total of 41,489,148 since the pandemic began.

As of Monday night, 3,628 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 743 patients were in the ICU and 368 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 18,251,052 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Monday, and 59.52% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 68,908.

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December 14, 2021 at 12:17PM

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