COVID-19 in Illinois: 24,682 new cases reported this week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 126 additional deaths since reporting last Friday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,482,369 cases, including 23,717 deaths, in 102 counties. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

As of Thursday night, 2,000 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 234 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 13,745,822 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 33,564 doses. Since reporting last Friday, 234,949 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 13-19 is 5.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from August 13-19; however, regional 7-day test positivity averages range from 4.2% t0 10.4%.

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