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Over 77k new cases of, 318 deaths from COVID-19 reported over last week statewide

18,942 new confirmed and probable cases and 78 deaths. 223,281 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, setting a new case record.
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: Dec. 23, 2021 at 12:54 PM CST
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(25 NEWS) - The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 318 deaths and 77,246 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide since December 17.

IDPH is reporting a total of 2,021,302 cases, including 27,435 deaths,

Since Friday, December 17, laboratories have reported 1,176,096 specimens for a total of 43,209,451.

As of last night, 4,271 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 867 patients were in the ICU and 485 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 16-22, 2021 is 6.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 16-22, 2021 is 8.6%.

A total of 18,853,953 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. 

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 65,827 doses.  Since Friday, December 17, 388,453 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 71.8% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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