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Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,918 New COVID Cases, 35 Deaths, 68K Vaccinations

Illinois has administered more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccines statewide

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Illinois health officials reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 35 additional deaths in the last day, along with more than 68,000 vaccinations administered.

The newly reported coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,361,666 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,320, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 88,682 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 23 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate remained at 2.7% of all tests returning positive results, and the positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days dropped to 3.2%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 68,035 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 76,082 doses.

As of Wednesday, the state has administered over 10.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic.

As of midnight, 1,765 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 465 are in ICU beds and 236 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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