Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 102 cases, 13 deaths

70% of adults in Illinois have now received a COVID-19 vaccine

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Friday, June 18, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 102 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 13 related deaths Friday, the smallest one-day increase in cases since March 17, 2020.

The state reached a major milestone Friday: 70% of Illinoisans 18 and over have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and 53% are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.

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There have been 1,388,688 total COVID cases, including 23,133 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 39,158 specimens for a total of 25,357,568 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 11 to June 17, is 0.8%.

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As of Thursday night, a record-low 492 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 123 patients were in the ICU and 69 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 12,158,530 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 42,153. There were 50,171 reported administered in Illinois Thursday.