COVID-19 in Illinois: Hospitalizations rising, deaths decreasing

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 2,931 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,261,667 cases, including 21,395 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 51,625 specimens for a total of 20,737,823.  As of Monday night, 1,648 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,061,075. A total of 6,413,258 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight Monday, with 95,188 doses administered on Monday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 106,976 doses.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 3.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 4.5%.

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

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