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Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,424 New COVID Cases, 12 Deaths, 70K Vaccinations

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Illinois health officials reported 1,424 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths in the last day, along with more than 70,000 vaccinations administered.

The newly reported coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,356,391 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,235, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 41,133 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 23 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate dropped to 2.8% of all tests returning positive results, and the positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days stayed steady at 3.4%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 70,426 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data. bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 81,265 doses.

As of Sunday, the state has administered over 9.9 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic.

As of midnight, 1,906 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 473 are in ICU beds and 242 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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