COVID-19 in Illinois: 6,652 new cases, 88 additional deaths reported Thursday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 88 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths were a female in her 70s from Clark County, a male in his 70s from Edgar County and a male in his 70s from Richland County. Local health officials in both Edgar and Richland counties are reporting additional deaths not yet reflected in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,052,682 cases, including 17,928 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 118,036 specimens for a total 14,457,620. 

As of Wednesday night, 3,511 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 742 patients were in the ICU and 382 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 7–13, 2021 is 6.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 7–13, 2021 is 8.0%.

As of Wednesday night, 704,225 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. 

This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,750. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 414,296 vaccines administered, including 51,891 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 26,703 doses. 

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

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