SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 18,735 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 236 additional deaths, since reporting last Friday.
Of total population in Illinois, almost 68 percent of people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 53 percent of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, according to IDPH.
Illinois health officials are reporting a total of 1,630,864 cases, including 25,017 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
Since reporting last Friday, laboratories have reported 842,141 specimens for a total of 32,034,910.
IDPH reported 180,411 COVID-19 tests on Thursday, which is the highest one-day total of COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.
As of Thursday night, 1,833 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 447 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators, health officials said.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 24-30 is 2.2 percent.
The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 24-30 is 2.8 percent.
A total of 14,571,537 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight.