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Coronavirus in Illinois: 2,556 New COVID Cases, 23 Deaths, 81K Vaccinations

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Illinois health officials reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 23 additional deaths in the last day, along with over 81,000 vaccinations administered.

The newly reported coronavirus cases Tuesday bring the state total to 1,325,726 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 21,858, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 62,724 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 22 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate remained at 3.5% of all tests returning positive results, and the positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days remained at 4.1%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 81,152 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data, which brought the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 105,757 doses.

As of Monday, the state has administered over 8.9 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic, while receiving 11,149,675 doses.

As of midnight, 2,180 patients were hospitalized due to COVID, with numbers gradually ticking upward over the last month. Of those patients, 502 are in ICU beds and 251 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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