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IDPH reports 3,739 COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

IDPH reports 3,739 COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,739 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,269,196.

The state’s death toll is at 21,457 after 34 more deaths were reported on Thursday.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 4.2 percent, up 0.7 percent from last week. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests is 4.8 percent, a 0.8 percent increase from last week.

There were 97,741 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 20,916,192 tests have been processed.

As of Wednesday night, 1,798 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 387 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 351 were in the ICU and 151 patients were on ventilators, the latter up 30 from last week.

Twenty-six percent of Illinois’ 32,430 hospital beds were available as of Thursday morning. Twenty-two percent of the state’s 3,363 ICU beds were available as were 75 percent of the state’s 5,696 ventilators.

A total of 6,707,183 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 112,680 doses, with a single-day high 154,201 doses administered on Wednesday.

There have been 8,642,545 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Illinois providers, including in Chicago.

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