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Public Health Officials Announce 25,956 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

News – Friday, September 17, 2021

More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and almost 63% are fully vaccinated

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 10, 2021.  More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 63%% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,590,342 cases, including 24,546 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, September 10, 2021, laboratories have reported 638,918 specimens for a total of 30,395,751.  As of last night, 2,082 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 275 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 10-16, 2021 is 4.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from September 10-16, 2021 is 4.4%. 

A total of 14,284,288 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,292 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, September 10, 2021, 142,041 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

*All data are provisional and will change.  Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic.  To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.