Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,961 cases, 61 deaths

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 3,961 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 62 related deaths Wednesday.

There have been 1,554,336 total COVID cases, including 24,194 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 1-7 is at 5.1%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 68,659 specimens for a total of 29,549,827 since the pandemic began.

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As of Tuesday night, 2,327 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 565 patients were in the ICU and 343 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,099,513 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,251. On Tuesday, 12,823 vaccines were administered.