Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,871 cases, 26 deaths

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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District 300 superintendent said 48 students have tested positive, as well as two staff members, and two have been hospitalized.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,871 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,522,942 total COVID cases, including 23,953 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Aug. 24-30 is at 5.7%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 94,016 specimens for a total of 28,869,597 since the pandemic began.

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As of Monday night, 2,266 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 537 patients were in the ICU and 301 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,921,400 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Monday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 39,802. On Monday, 22,976 vaccines were administered.