COVID-19 in Illinois: 16,742 new cases over the past week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 16,742 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 throughout the state on Friday, including 64 additional deaths over the last week.

Additionally, more than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated as of Thursday night.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,436,353 cases, including 23,503 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,385,489 cases, including 22,963 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past week, laboratories have reported 365,210 specimens for a total of 27,188,772. 

As of Thursday night, 1,200 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 246 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Hospitalizations with COVID-19 are up 33% from what was reported last week, while those in the ICU with COVID-19 are up 47% and patients on ventilators almost doubled in just one week at 95%.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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