Illinois COVID-19 case continues to rise

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(HOI) – State public health officials reported 7,983 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, as well as 47 additional deaths linked to the virus.

Friday’s report from the Illinois Department of Public Health brings the state’s total number of cases to 1,407,929 and the death toll to 23,401.

As of Thursday evening, 670 people in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, including 135 in intensive care and 44 on ventilators.

The state’s mobile positivity rate is reported at 3.5%, which is up from the 2.3% reported on July 1.

The IDPH also reports that 58% of adults in Illinois were fully immunized, while 73% received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In the past week, 139,495 doses were administered statewide.

Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal regions, saw its sliding positivity rate increase to 3%, which is also up from the 2.5% reported last Friday.

Peoria County represents 45.52% of the fully immunized population, Tazewell County 45.24% and Woodford County 43.26%.

McLean County is approaching 50% with its vaccinated population reported at 48.37%.

The total number of daily cases is changing all the time

Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health


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