Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,691 cases, 4 deaths

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, September 16, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,691 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Monday.

There have been 1,573,538 total COVID cases, including 24,367 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 6-12 is at 5.0%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 52,958 specimens for a total of 30,011,596 since the pandemic began.

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As of Sunday night, 2,247 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 554 patients were in the ICU and 341 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,208,557 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Sunday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 19,102. On Sunday, 14,863 vaccines were administered.