Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 10,070 new cases, 62 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 10,070 new COVID cases and related 62 deaths Friday.

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There have been 2,957,563 total COVID cases, including 31,296 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 8%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 186,422 new specimens for a total of 51,846,053 since the pandemic began.

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Dr. Sharon Robinson, a pediatrician with Northshore University Health System answers COVID-19 vaccine questions.

As of Thursday night, 3,135 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, Of those, 546 patients were in the ICU and 314 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 20,623,484 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Friday and 62.42% of the state's population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 28,626.
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