COVID-19 in Illinois: 2,441 new cases, 55 additional deaths reported Friday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 2,441 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 55 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths was a male in his 70s from Crawford County.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,183,667 cases, including 20,460 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 92,256 specimens for a total of 17,988,085. 

As of Thursday night, 1,393 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 174 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 19–25 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 19–25 2.7%.

A total of 2,543,620 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 307,382 for long-term care facilities. 

The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 68,988 doses, and Thursday 102,670 doses were administered in Illinois, marking the second highest reported amount of vaccines administered to date.

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

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