Illinois logs 22 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,249 new cases

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CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Illinois has reported 22 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,249 confirmed and probable cases.

Overall, Illinois has reported nearly 1.2 million cases and roughly 20,500 deaths. The number of new cases has been dropping for weeks with a seven-day average test positivity rate of 2.7%. Meanwhile, the state has been ramping up vaccines with more than 2.7 million doses administered statewide.

State officials have said the United Center in Chicago will serve as a new federal mass vaccination site slated to open March 10.

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