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Public Health Officials Announce 183,722 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

News – Friday, January 21, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 183,722 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 746 deaths since January 14, 2022.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,773,362 cases, including 29,845 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Since January 14, 2022, laboratories have reported 1,539,013 specimens for a total of 49,488,107.  As of last night, 6,054 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 972 patients were in the ICU and 560 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 14 – 20, 2022 is 11.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 14 – 20, 2022 is 15.3%. 

A total of 20,207,132 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 44,420 doses.  Since January 14, 2022, 310,939 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 74% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, 65% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and almost 49% boosted according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    

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