Illinois health officials reported 19,551 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, along with 58 additional deaths, marking an increase in both cases and deaths.
The previous week, 14,049 the state reported and 45 deaths. The week before that, 10,786 new cases and 71 deaths were reported.
In all, 3,114,036 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The additional deaths bring the state to 33,568 confirmed COVID fatalities.
Over the past seven days, the state’s weekly vaccination average dropped to 17,703 doses, per IDPH data. Since last Friday, 123,921 doses were administered across the state.
More than 21 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois since vaccinations began in December 2020. More than 68% of Illinois resident are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with more than 76% receiving at least one dose. About 51% are also boosted.
As of midnight Thursday, 613 patients were hospitalized due to COVID in the state. Of those patients, 82 are in ICU beds, and 26 are on ventilators, both of which have decreased in the last seven days.
Due to the increase in cases across the state, four Illinois counties have moved into having a Medium Community Level risk for COVID, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DuPage, Champaign, McLean and Piatt counties are at the next risk level, meaning people who are elderly or immunocompromised are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places.
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