COVID-19 in Illinois: 3 million vaccine doses delivered, 2.3 million doses administered

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,179,342 cases, including 20,374 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,976 specimens for a total of 17,804,537.  As of last night, 1,511 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 338 patients were in the ICU and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Feb. 17–23 is 2.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 17–23 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 2,584,125 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 3,029,325.  A total of 2,310,929 vaccines have been administered in Illinois, including 291,273 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 58,141 doses.  On Tuesday, 55,947 doses were administered in Illinois.

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

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