Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,691 cases, 12 deaths

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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The Illinois Secretary of State faciliteis are the latest addition to the list of places bringing back their face mask mandates as unvaccinated cases continue to surge.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,691 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 12 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,417,263 total COVID cases, including 23,432 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from July 21-28 is at 4.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 48,275 specimens for a total of 26,768,999 since the pandemic began.

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As of Wednesday night, 881 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 179 patients were in the ICU and 67 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,187,171 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,291. On Wednesday, 47,952 vaccines were administered.