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Coronavirus in Illinois: 3,581 New COVID Cases, 40 Deaths, 129K Vaccinations

The number of new cases has continued to rise over recent weeks in Illinois, with some officials fearing that a new surge could be taking place

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Illinois health officials reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 40 additional deaths in the last day, along with more than 129,000 vaccinations administered.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Thursday's new cases brought the state to 1,292,515 since the pandemic began last year. The number of new cases has continued to rise over recent weeks in Illinois, with some officials fearing that a new surge could be taking place.

Thursday's 40 additional deaths brought the state to 21,609 confirmed COVID fatalities during the pandemic.

In the last 24 hours, 105,661 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 21.4 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity remained the same Thursday, with 4.2% of all tests returning positive results. The positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days dropped to 4.9%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 129,755 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data. Wednesday's vaccinations brought the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 129,317 doses.

As of Thursday, the state has administered over 7.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic, while receiving 9,636,355 doses.

As of midnight, 2,043 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID, with numbers gradually ticking upward over the last month. Of those patients, 468 are in ICU beds and 190 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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