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Coronavirus in Illinois: 25,956 New COVID Cases, 285 Deaths, 142K Vaccinations in the Past Week

More than 14 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois since vaccinations began in December

Sergio Perez | Reuters

Illinois health officials on Friday reported 25,956 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 285 additional deaths and over 142,000 new vaccine doses administered.

In all, 1,590,342 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 reported this week bring the state to 24,546 confirmed COVID fatalities.

The state has administered 638,918 tests since last Friday, officials said, bringing the total to more than 30.3 million tests conducted during the pandemic.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate on all tests dropped to 4.4% from 4.5% last week, which was down from 5% the week before, officials said. The rolling average seven-day positivity rate for cases as a percentage of total tests also dropped to 4.1% from 5.1% the week before.

Over the past seven days, a total of 142,041 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered to Illinois residents - down from around 143,000 the week before. The latest figures brought the state’s average down to 20,292 daily vaccination doses over the last week, per IDPH data.

More than 14.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois since vaccinations began in December. More than 63% of adult residents in the state are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with more than 80% receiving at least one dose.

As of midnight Thursday, 2,082 patients were hospitalized due to COVID in the state. Of those patients, 502 are in ICU beds, and 275 are on ventilators.

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