Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,470 cases, 4 deaths

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, July 23, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,470 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Friday.

There have been 1,407,929 total COVID cases, including 23,401 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from July 16-22 is at 3.5%, the highest it's been since May 8.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 36,928 specimens for a total of 26,534,129 since the pandemic began.

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As of Thursday night, 670 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 135 patients were in the ICU and 44 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 13,056,857 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 19,928.

There have been 73% of Illinois adults who have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 58% who are fully vaccinated.