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444 deaths, over 201k new cases of COVID-19 reported over past week in Illinois


Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois have increased by 46% over last week and hospitalizations are up...
Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois have increased by 46% over last week and hospitalizations are up 35%(MGN)
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 12:20 PM CST
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(Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting Friday 444 deaths and 201,428 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since December 31, 2021.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,382,437 cases, including 28,361 deaths.

Since December 31, 2021, laboratories have reported 1,322,127 specimens for a total of 45,992,122.

As of Thursday night, 7,096 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,123 patients were in the ICU and 639 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 31, 2021 – January 6, 2022, is 15.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 31, 2021 – January 6, 2022, is 18.5%.

A total of 19,535,937 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 42,098 doses. Since December 31, 2021, 294,687 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Of Illinois’ total population, 73% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and 40% boosted according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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