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239 additional deaths, over 21k new COVID-19 cases in Illinois since last Friday

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 239 additional deaths and 21,787 new cases of COVID-19 since last Friday, September 17.

More than 80% of adults in Illinois have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose -- with more than 63% of adults statewide fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.

Out of the state's total population, nearly 68% have received at least one dose, while 53% are fully vaccinated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,612,129 cases, including 24,783 deaths, in all 102 counties in Illinois.

Since reporting on Friday, September 17, laboratories have reported 797,018 specimens for a total of 31,192,769. On Thursday, 150,245 COVID-19 tests were reported; the highest one-day total of COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of last Thursday night, 1,926 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 474 patients were in the ICU and 252 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from September 17-23 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from September 17-23 is 3.7%. 

A total of 14,419,886 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 19,371 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, September 17, 2021, 135,598 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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