Illinois reports more than 77,000 Covid cases this week, 318 deaths


Health officials in Illinois have reported 77,246 new confirmed and likely cases of COVID-19 since last Friday. This figure includes 318 deaths.

As of Friday, December 17, state labs have reported 1,176,096 specimens out of a total of 43,209,451. As of Wednesday night, 4,271 people in Illinois have been reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 867 patients are in the ICU and 485 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators.

The seven-day statewide preliminary positivity rate for cases as a percentage of total testing between December 16 and 22, 2021 is 6.3%. The statewide preliminary test positivity rate for seven days from December 16 to 22, 2021 was 8.6%.

Health officials said a total of 18,853,953 vaccines had been administered in Illinois as of midnight. The seven-day average of the vaccine administered daily was 65,827 doses.

As of Friday, 388,453 reported doses were used in Illinois. Of Illinois’ total population, more than 71.8% have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population is fully immunized according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. sick. Illinois reports more than 77,000 Covid cases this week, 318 deaths


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