Public Health Officials Announce
19,244 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week
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[October 08, 2021]
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today
reported 19,244 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 209 additional deaths
since reporting last Friday, October 1, 2021. Of Illinois’ total
population, 69% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and
54% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,650,108
cases, including 25,224 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age
of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since
reporting on Friday, October 1, 2021, laboratories have reported
903,198 specimens for a total of 32,938,108. As of last night, 1,653
individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with
COVID-19. Of those, 412 patients were in the ICU and 209 patients
with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a
percent of total test from October 1-7, 2021 is 2.1%. The
preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 1-7,
2021 is 2.6%
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A total of 14,822,824 vaccines have been administered
in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of
vaccines administered daily is 35,898 doses. Since reporting on
Friday, October 1, 2021, 251,287 doses were reported administered in
*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.
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