Illinois officials report more than 128K COVID-19 cases, 386 deaths last week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Health officials report 128,246 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an increase of 386 deaths last week.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,149,548 cases, including 27,821 deaths, since the start of the pandemic.

As of Thursday, labs have reported 1,260,179 tests out of a total of 44,469,630. As of Wednesday night, 5,689 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. In which, 1,010 patients are being treated in the ICU and 565 are on mechanical ventilation.

The seven-day statewide preliminary positivity rate for cases as a percentage of total testing between December 23 and December 29 was 10.2%.

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 72 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 64 percent of Illinois’ total population has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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