Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,463 cases, 4 deaths

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Monday, August 16, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 2,463 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Monday.

There have been 1,466,813 total COVID cases, including 23,624 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Aug. 9-15 is at 6.0%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 45,072 specimens for a total of 27,779,913 since the pandemic began.

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As of Sunday night, 1,862 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 423 patients were in the ICU and 195 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,647,871 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 38,840. On Sunday, 38,384 vaccines were administered.