Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,741 cases, 22 deaths

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,741 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 22 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,559,077 total COVID cases, including 24,215 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 2-8 is at 5.1%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 89,909 specimens for a total of 29,639,736 since the pandemic began.

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As of Wednesday night, 2,337 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 552 patients were in the ICU and 305 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,125,519 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,005. On Wednesday, 26,006 vaccines were administered.