COVID-19 in Illinois: Deaths surpass 25,000

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday 18,735 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 236 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, Sept. 24. 

More than 81% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 64% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the CDC.  Of Illinois’ total population, almost 68% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 53% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,630,864 cases, including 25,017 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Since reporting on Friday, Sept. 24, labs have reported 842,141 specimens for a total of 32,034,910.

Thursday, IDPH reported 180,411 COVID-19 tests; the highest one-day total of COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic. As of last night, 1,833 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 447 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,571,537 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight on Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,754 doses. Since reporting on Friday, Sept. 24, 159,278 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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