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IDPH reports 1,997 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

IDPH reports 1,997 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,997 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,212,110.

The state’s death toll is at 20,973 after 19 more deaths were reported on Tuesday.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 2.3 percent, the same as last week. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests is 2.6 percent, a 0.1 percent decrease from last week.

There were 51,240 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 19,221,483 tests have been processed.

As of Monday night, 1,152 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 25 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 250 were in the ICU and 124 patients were on ventilators, the latter a decrease of eight from last week.

Thirty-three percent of Illinois’ 32,482 hospital beds were available as of Tuesday morning. Thirty-two percent of the state’s 3,376 ICU beds were available as were 78 percent of the state’s 5,697 ventilators.

A total of 4,181,097 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, including 356,427 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 102,564 doses, with 78,287 doses administered on Monday.

There have been 4,982,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Illinois providers, including in Chicago. An additional 414,900 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.

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