Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 248 cases, 16 deaths

IL surpasses 12 million COVID vaccines administered

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, June 17, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 248 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,388,586 total COVID cases, including 23,120 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 47,237 specimens for a total of 25,318,410 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 9 to June 16, is 0.9 %.

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As of Wednesday night, 524 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 138 patients were in the ICU and 73 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 12,108,359 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 40,998. There were 38,268 doses reported administered in Illinois Wednesday.

Officials reported Thursday that more than 69% of adults 18 and over have received a COVID-19 vaccine and 53% are fully vaccinated.