Illinois COVID cases: IL reports 16,581 new cases, 66 deaths

https://ift.tt/3J8ns94

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 16,581 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and 66 related deaths.

It is the second-highest number of cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began, behind only the 17,608 cases reported on November 5, 2020.

There have been 2,002,360 total COVID cases, including 27,357 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 7.9%.

SEE ALSO: Mayor Lightfoot announces new Chicago COVID restrictions: Proof of vaccine, testing indoors

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 199,406 new specimens for a total of 42,986,170 since the pandemic began.

As of Tuesday night, 4,178 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 867 patients were in the ICU and 451 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Dr. Fauci speaks one-on-one with ABC7’s Sarah Schulte

A total of 18,775,064 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday, and 60.09% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,113.

Copyright © 2021 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Feeds,News,Region: Chicago,City: Chicago

via ABC7 RSS Feed https://ift.tt/2tMKVXW

December 22, 2021 at 12:20PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s