Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,505 cases, 44 deaths

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Thursday, September 23, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 3,505 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,608,825 total COVID cases, including 24,743 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 16-22 is at 3.8%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 129,871 specimens for a total of 31,042,524 since the pandemic began.

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As of Wednesday night, 2,008 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 493 patients were in the ICU and 240 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,395,359 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 18,920. On Wednesday 17,551 vaccines were administered.