Illinois reports 201,428 new cases of COVID-19, 444 deaths over the past week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 201,428 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an increase of 444 deaths since Friday.

Currently, IDPH reports a total of 2,382,437 cases, including 28,361 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Since December 31, laboratories have reported 1,322,127 samples for a total of 45,992,122. As of Thursday night, 7,096 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 1,123 patients were in the intensive care unit and 639 patients with COVID-19 were on a respirator.

The preliminary seven-day state-wide positivity for cases as a percentage of the total test from 31 December 2021 – 6 January 2022 is 15.2%. The preliminary seven-day test positivity from 31 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 is 18.5%.

A total of 19,535,937 vaccines have been administered in Illinois since Thursday midnight. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 42,098 doses. Since last Friday, 294,687 doses have been reported administered in Illinois. Of Illinois ‘total population, 73% have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population are fully vaccinated, and 40% boosted, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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