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Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,484 New Cases, 19 Deaths, Over 96K Vaccinations Reported

Illinois has administered over 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Sunday

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Health officials in Illinois confirmed 1,484 new cases of coronavirus and 19 additional deaths on Sunday, with over 96,000 doses of the COVID vaccine administered to state residents in the last 24 hours.

According to figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the latest new confirmed and probable COVID cases reported over the last day brought the state’s total to 1,209,331 cases since the pandemic began last year.

The 19 new deaths brought the state to 20,943 fatalities related to the virus, according to health officials.

In the last 24 hours, state health officials say 65,028 new test specimens were returned to state laboratories, bringing the statewide total to over 19 million tests performed.

As of Saturday evening, 1,141 Illinois residents were hospitalized due to the virus. Of those patients, 238 are currently in ICU beds, and 94 are on ventilators.

According to health officials, the seven-day positivity rate on all tests currently stands at 2.2%, while the positivity rate for individuals tested is at 2.6%, which are record low numbers since the pandemic began in Illinois.

On Saturday, a 96,332 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, bringing the rolling seven-day average for daily vaccinations to 97,441, according to IDPH officials.

In all, Illinois has received 4,623,735 doses of the vaccine, and a total 4,040,302 have been administered in the state.

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