Illinois health officials reported 60,389 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with another 608 deaths and more than 200,000 doses of the newly administered vaccine, marking a decrease in the number of cases and deaths compared to with last week.
Last week, the state reported 123,812 new cases and 843 deaths.
In total, 2,957,563 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The additional deaths bring the state to 31,296 confirmed COVID deaths.
The state has administered 1,047,216 tests as of last Friday, bringing the total to more than 51 million tests conducted during the pandemic, officials said.
The state’s positivity rate for tests last week fell to 5.8%, down from the 9.4% reported last Friday. Meanwhile, the positive rate on tested individuals is 8%.
Over the past seven days, the state’s weekly immunization average fell to 28,626 doses, according to IDPH data.
More than 20.6 million doses of the vaccine have been given in Illinois since vaccination began in December 2020. More than 66% of Illinois residents are fully immunized against COVID-19, with more than 75% being at least vaccinated. one dose. More than 47% are also promoted.
As of midnight Thursday, 3,135 patients had been hospitalized with COVID in the state. Of those patients, 546 are in ICU beds and 314 are on ventilators, both of which have decreased in the past seven days.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-60k-new-cases-608-deaths-in-last-week-as-cases-drop-deaths-rise/2749384/ 60k new cases, 608 deaths last week as cases and deaths drop – NBC Chicago