Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,041 cases, 60 deaths

ByJessica D'Onofrio, Karen Jordan, and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, August 26, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,041 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 60 related deaths Wednesday.

The number of deaths reported Thursday is the highest one-day increase since February. There have been 1,503,063 total COVID cases, including 23,875 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Aug. 18-25 is at 5.7%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 64,442 specimens for a total of 28,457,472 since the pandemic began.

As of Wednesday night, 2,184 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 489 patients were in the ICU and 241 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,888,906 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 24,313. On Wednesday, 27,031 vaccines were administered.

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