COVID-19 in Illinois: Recovery rate 98%

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 38 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,331,848 cases, including 21,927 deaths, with cases affecting those from younger than one to older than 100 years. As of Wednesday night, 2,115 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 475 patients were in the ICU and 231 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

IDPH’s website reports that the recovery rate from coronavirus in Illinois is 98% — that is, 98% of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are still alive after 42 days.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,546,345. A total of 9,155,989 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,434 doses, with 107,689 doses administered on Wednesday.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 22-28, 2021 is 3.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 22-28, 2021 is 4.0%.

For questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at (800) 889-3931 or email

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