COVID-19 in the Wabash Valley: 25,000 new cases in Illinois this week, 4,000 in Indiana yesterday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. / INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, Sept. 10. Additionally, the The Indiana Department of Health on Friday reported 4,368 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 926,604.

The total number of COVID-caused deaths in Illinois is now 23,546, while 14,615 Hoosiers have died from the virus in Indiana.

More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 63% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the CDC. Of Illinois’ total population, more than 67% have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

As of Friday, a total of 6,397,367 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,202,765 first doses and 3,194,602 individuals who are fully vaccinated, or around 47% of the total population. The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

A total of 14,284,288 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,292 doses. Since reporting on Friday, Sept. 10, 142,041 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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