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Coronavirus in Illinois: 538 New COVID Cases, 32 Deaths, 55K Vaccinations

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

Illinois health officials on Saturday reported 538 new coronavirus cases and 32 additional deaths in the past day, along with more than 55,000 vaccinations.

The newly reported confirmed and probable coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,384,903 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,912, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 50,827 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 24.8 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate reported Saturday was 1.3% of all tests conducted, and the average positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days was 1.5%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 55,505 vaccinations in the last day, according to the latest data, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccinations to 36,130 doses.

As of Saturday, a total of 11,483,338 vaccine doses have been administered across the state since vaccinations began in December. State health officials also said nearly 68% of all adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and more than 51% are now fully vaccinated.

As of midnight, 882 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 232 were in ICU beds and 123 were on ventilators.

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