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Coronavirus in Illinois: 2,211 New COVID Cases, 19 Deaths, 40K Vaccinations

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Illinois health officials reported 2,211 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 19 additional deaths in the last day, along with nearly 40,000 vaccinations administered.

The newly reported coronavirus cases Tuesday bring the state total to 1,343,988 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,066, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 57,483 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 22.9 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate dropped to 3.3% of all tests returning positive results, and the positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days remained at 4%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 40,361 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data, which brought the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 72,613 doses, though Illinois officials noted that weekend data was not available from several pharmacies, so those numbers may be low.

As of Monday, the state has administered over 9.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic, while receiving 11,970,775 doses.

As of midnight, 2,074 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 493 are in ICU beds and 262 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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