IDPH reports 1,740 COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

IDPH reports 1,740 COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,740 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,193,260.

The state’s death toll is at 20,668 after 42 more deaths were reported on Thursday.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 2.4 percent, a 0.1 percent drop from last week. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests is 2.9 percent, a 0.2 percent increase from last week.

There were 73,990 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 18,389,512 tests have been processed.

As of Wednesday night, 1,200 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 263 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 260 were in the ICU and 128 patients were on ventilators, the latter a decrease of 40 from last week.

Thirty percent of Illinois’ 32,586 hospital beds were available as of Thursday morning. Twenty-eight percent of the state’s 3,385 ICU beds were available as were 79 percent of the state’s 5,683 ventilators.

A total of 2,993,543 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, including 330,328 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 78,942 doses, with 93,302 doses administered on Wednesday.

There have been 3,563,775 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Illinois providers, including in Chicago. An additional 443,700 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.

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