Illinois maintains upward COVID-19 trends
As of Wednesday, 578 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, up 10 from Tuesday and up 82 from the prior week.
Of the patients in the hospital, 77 were in intensive care units, up 16 from Tuesday and up eight from the prior week. Twenty-four percent of Illinois’ ICU beds were available, up one percentage point from the prior week.
There were 28 patients on ventilators, down one from Tuesday and down 19 from the prior week.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,587 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths on Thursday. The new cases bring the state total to 3,110,229, while the death toll is 33,559.
The seven-day average for new cases on Thursday was 2,595, up 603 from the prior week. The seven-day average for daily deaths is eight, up one from the prior week.
The seven-day case rate per 100,000 people is 20.4, up 4.8 from the prior week.
About 81.3 percent of eligible Illinoisans ages 5 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 72.8 percent are fully vaccinated.
Illinois vaccinators have administered 21,739,984 COVID-19 vaccines, including 4,363,394 booster doses. The seven-day average for doses administered is 17,949.