By Mary Chappell
Chicago (CBS) – Illinois health officials on Friday reported 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 nationwide, including 178 deaths in the past week.
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Currently, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports a total of 1,538,324 cases, including 24,067 deaths, in 102 counties across the state. The state reports 14,417 variant cases among Illinoisans.
Illinois’ seven-day positivity on all tests is 5%, down from last week’s 5.7%, and the rolling average seven-day positivity rate for cases as a percentage of total tests has risen to 5.4% from last week’s 5 , 2%, officials said.
Thursday night, 2,286 people in Illinois were in the hospital due to COVID-19, and among those patients, 551 were on the ICU and 302 on ventilators.
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More than 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one shot, with 61% fully vaccinated, according to data from Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state counts a total of 14,005,857 vaccines administered from midnight Friday with a rolling average of seven days of 26,431 daily doses. Since last week’s report, 185,014 doses have been administered in Illinois.
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