COVID-19 in Illinois: More than 20,000 new cases reported in past week


Graphic via IDPH website

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 92 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, Aug. 6. 

As of Thursday night, 1,652 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

Currently, 76% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 13,510,873 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 30,737 doses. Since last Friday’s report, 215,157 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.9%. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the IDPH has reported a total of 1,457,687 cases, including 23,594 deaths, in 102 counties. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at

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