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Public Health Officials Announce 8,039 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

News – Friday, March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,039 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 109 deaths since March 18, 2022. 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,061,224 cases, including 33,307 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Since March 18, 2022, laboratories have reported 563,249 specimens for a total of 56,891,628.  As of last night, 470 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 64 patients were in the ICU and 33 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 18-24, 2022 is 1.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 18-24, 2022 is 1.6%. 

A total of 21,315,893 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 7,513 doses.  Since March 18, 2022, 52,589 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 76% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, more than 68% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and almost 50% is boosted according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.    

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