COVID Illinois Update: IL reports 1,634 new cases, 32 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 1,634 new COVID cases and 32 related deaths Wednesday.

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There have been at least 3,042,495 total COVID cases, including 33,010 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate continues to drop. It is now 1.4%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 82,597 new specimens for a total of 55,470,501 since the pandemic began.

As of Tuesday night, 699 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 118 patients were in the ICU, and 59 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 21,198,094 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday, and 63.98% of the state's population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 10,323.
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