Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,765 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths

ByEric Horng and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 2,765 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 28 related deaths Wednesday.

There have been 1,309,552 total COVID cases, including 21,722 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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As of Tuesday night, 2,191 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 521 patients were in the ICU and 237 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 81,133 specimens for a total of 21,920,359since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 14-20, is 4.4%.

A total of 10,358,875 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.

A total of 8,342,542 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 122,842 doses. There were 140,712 doses reported administered in Illinois Tuesday.

The deaths reported Wednesday include:

-Champaign County: 1 female 100+

-Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 malem70s, 2 females 80s

-DuPage County: 1 male 70s

-Greene County: 1 female 70s

-Kankakee County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

-McDonough County: 1 male 70s

-McLean County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s

-Peoria County: 1 male 70s

-Rock Island: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

-Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s

-Wayne County: 1 male 90s

-Whiteside County: 1 male 50s

-Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s

-Winnebago County: 1 male 60s

-Woodford County: 1 female 60s