Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,510 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Dr. Robert Citronberg discussed the latest COVID-19 news Tuesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,510 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths on Tuesday.

IDPH reported a total of 1,201,027 COVID-19 cases, including 20,781 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Monday night, 1,177 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 53,445 specimens for a total of 18,733,271 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 2-8 is 2.8%.

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A total of 4,182,905 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago, with an additional 443,700 doses allocated to federal government partners for long-term care facilities, bringing the total number delivered in Illinois to 4,597,805.

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IDPH reported Tuesday that "half of all Illinoisans 65 and older have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine," with 1,024,000 people in that age group receiving a single dose. Demographic data shows about 513,000 people aged 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

IDPH reports that a total of 3,463,150 vaccine doses have been administered, including 348,629 at long-term facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered is 92,180.

On Monday, 75,372 vaccine doses were administered.

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The deaths reported Tuesday include:

-Champaign County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

-Cook County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

-Kane County: 1 female 30s

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

-LaSalle County: 1 female 80s

-Madison County: 1 male 60s

-McHenry County: 1 male 80s

-Monroe County: 1 male 90s

-Rock Island County: 1 female 90s

-Winnebago County: 1 male 60s