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New Illinois COVID-19 cases go below 2,000

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Monday that there were 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, the first time since early last summer the number has been below 2,000.

The IDPH also said there were 35 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,148,088 cases, including 19,668 deaths. As of Sunday night, 2,161 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 469 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 1-7, is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 1-7 is 4.1%.

A total of 1,638,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,134,225.  A total of 1,358,967 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 212,256 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 51,794 doses. On Sunday, 16,110 doses were administered.

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