IDPH reports 3,526 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

IDPH reports 3,526 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,526 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,248,111.

The state’s death toll is at 21,326 after 25 more deaths were reported on Thursday.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 3.5 percent, up 0.8 percent from last week. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests is 4 percent, a 0.8 percent increase from last week.

There were 96,177 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 20,409,227 tests have been processed.

As of Wednesday night, 1,411 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 160 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 304 were in the ICU and 121 patients were on ventilators, the latter down two from last week.

Twenty-eight percent of Illinois’ 32,508 hospital beds were available as of Thursday morning. Twenty-five percent of the state’s 3,383 ICU beds were available as were 78 percent of the state’s 5,687 ventilators.

A total of 5,918,422 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, including 367,823 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 109,073 doses, with 116,551 doses administered on Wednesday.

There have been 7,095,305 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Illinois providers, including in Chicago. An additional 448,830 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.

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