Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 185 cases, 4 deaths

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

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Monday, June 21, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 185 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 4 related deaths Monday, the smallest one-day increase in cases since March 8.

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. Since Friday, 49,917 more people in Illinois are fully vaccinated, bringing the total to 5,952,379.

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There were 18,641 new tests taken in the past 24 hours.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 15 to June 21, is 0.8%.

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As of Sunday night, 454 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those,114 patients were in the ICU and 55 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 12,238,547 vaccines have been administered in Illinois since Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 41,637. There were 16,760 reported administered in Illinois since Friday.