Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,705 cases, 9 deaths

BySarah Schulte and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, November 22, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 4,705 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 9 related deaths Monday.

There have been 1,775,253 total COVID cases, including 26,277 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The seven-day statewide test positivity rate from Nov. 15-Nov. 21 is 3.9%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 94,955 new specimens for a total of 38,278,601 since the pandemic began.

As of Sunday night, 1,833 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 341 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 16,867,996 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Monday, and 57.57% of the state's population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,002.