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Total deaths pass 25k, state announces over 18k new COVID-19 cases over last week

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 18,735 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since last Friday, September 24 -- bringing the state total up to 1,630,864.

This includes 236 new deaths, pushing the total number of deaths in the state to 25,017, according to a release from the IDPH.

More than 81% of adults in the state have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while more than 64% of adults are fully vaccinated.

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

Since reporting on Friday, September 24, laboratories have reported 842,141 specimens for a total of 32,034,910. 

Yesterday, IDPH reported 180,411 COVID-19 tests; the highest one-day total of COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.  As of Thursday night, 1,833 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 447 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 24-30 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from September 24-30 is 2.8%. 

A total of 14,571,537 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,754 doses. Since reporting on Friday, September 24, 159,278 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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