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Coronavirus in Illinois: 674 New COVID Cases, 24 Deaths, 36K Vaccinations

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Illinois health officials on Thursday reported 674 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths in the past day, along with more than 36,000 vaccinations.

The newly reported confirmed and probable coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,383,739 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,865, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 55,432 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 24.7 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate reported Thursday was 1.5% of all tests conducted, and the average positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days was 1.7%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 36,372 vaccinations in the last day, according to the latest data, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccinations to 37,328 doses.

As of Thursday, a total of 11,374,677 vaccine doses have been administered across the state since vaccinations began in December. State health officials also said more than 67% of all adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and nearly 51% are now fully vaccinated.

As of midnight, 997 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 273 were in ICU beds and 154 were on ventilators.

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