IDPH reports 3,790 COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,790 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest single-day number since late January.
The new cases bring the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,265,457. Wednesday’s number is the highest since 4,156 were reported Jan. 29.
The state’s death toll is at 21,423 after 28 more deaths were reported on Wednesday.
The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 4.1 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 4.6 percent, a 0.7 percent increase from last week.
There were 80,628 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 20,818,451 tests have been processed.
As of Tuesday night, 1,710 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 297 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 353 were in the ICU and 142 patients were on ventilators, the latter up 19 from last week.
Twenty-seven percent of Illinois’ 32,448 hospital beds were available as of Wednesday morning. Twenty-five percent of the state’s 3,373 ICU beds were available as were 76 percent of the state’s 5,681 ventilators.
A total of 6,552,982 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 107,302 doses, with 139,724 doses administered on Tuesday.
There have been 8,423,845 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Illinois providers, including in Chicago.