COVID-19 in Illinois: Record 154,201 vaccine doses administered in 1 day

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The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,739 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 34 additional deaths. (Via IDPH website)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,739 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 34 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,269,196 cases, including 21,457 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 97,741 specimens for a total of 20,916,192. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,798 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 1-7 is 4.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 1-7 is 4.8%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,642,545. This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended. A total of 6,707,183 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 112,680 doses.  Yesterday, a record 154,201 doses were reported 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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