Illinois averaging fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 67.1% of the state's 12.7 million residents are fully vaccinated.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 67.1% of the state's 12.7 million residents are fully vaccinated. Associate Press File Photo/August 2020

 
 
Updated 2/18/2022 3:32 PM

Illinois is averaging 2,985 new COVID-19 a day over the past week.

It's the first time the state's seven-day rolling new case average has dropped below 3,000 since Nov. 9, according to Illinois Department of Public Health records.

 

A little more than a month ago, the state was averaging more than 32,501 new cases a day, IDPH figures show.

State health officials Friday are also reporting 1,590 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Illinois hospitals, a 29.9% drop from a week ago.

Of those hospitalized, 303 are in intensive care, a 27.3% drop from a week ago.

IDPH officials are also reporting 50 more deaths from the virus, as well as 3,184 new cases.

That brings the state's death toll from COVID-19 to 32,299, while 3,013,709 infections have been diagnosed since the outset of the pandemic.

The state's seven-day case positivity rate is now at 2.4%, down from 4% a week ago, IDPH records show.

State health records also show another 21,144 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered statewide.

Providers have now administered 20,971,401 doses since December 2020.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 67.1% of the state's 12.7 million residents are fully vaccinated.

Of those fully vaccinated, 48.6% of them have received a booster dose.

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