Illinois COVID-19 cases double in past week

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 42,559 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 182 additional deaths since Nov. 26. 

This is double the previous week’s total of 21,034 new cases.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity also went up, from 3.3% to 4.7%

A total of 17,508,319 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday night.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 54,387 doses.  Since Friday, Nov. 26, 380,710 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois’ total population, approximately 69% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 61% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Approximately 36% of Illinois’ eligible  adults have received a booster dose of vaccine.  

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