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Illinois Public Health Dept reports current COVID surge similar to April 2021

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 6, 2021. 

The above graph shows the waves of COVID cases in Illinois since March of 2020. More information can be found HERE. 

Currently, 76% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,457,687 cases, including 23,594 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 6, 2021, laboratories have reported 421,009 specimens for a total of 27,609,781.  As of last night, 1,652 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.9%. 

A total of 13,510,873 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 30,737 doses. Since reporting on Friday, August 6, 2021, 215,157 doses were reported administered in Illinois

The following map showing current COVID transmission levels per Illinois counties is available HERE.

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As for hospitalizations affiliated with COVID patients, the Department's current graphics show 

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