IDPH announces 21,334 new cases of COVID-19 in past week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths since reporting last Friday.

Currently, 76% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,457,687 cases, including 23,594 deaths.

Since reporting on Friday, Aug. 6, laboratories have reported 421,009 specimens for a total of 27,609,781.

As of last night, 1,652 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of the total test from Aug. 6-12, 2021 is 5.1%. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Aug. 6-12, 2021 is 5.9%. 

A total of 13,510,873 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 30,737 doses.

Since reporting on Friday, Aug. 6, 215,157 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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