Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 191 cases, 6 deaths

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

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 191 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 6 related deaths Tuesday.

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 34,509 new tests taken in the past 24 hours.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 16 to June 22, is 0.9%.

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As of Monday night, 460 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those,117 patients were in the ICU and 57 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 14,107,455 vaccines have been administered in Illinois since Monday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 34,765. There were 12,820 reported administered in Illinois since Monday.