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Illinois reports 3,500+ new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths Thursday

COVID-19 in Illinois
COVID-19 in Illinois(Associated Press)
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 2:20 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,526 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths.

IDPH is now reporting a total of 1,248,111 cases and 21,326 deaths since the pandemic began.

As of Wednesday night, 1,411 were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state. Of those, 304 were in the intensive care unit and 121 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests was 3.5%, while the preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity was 4%.

IDPH also reported that 5,918,422 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered, and more than 2.2 million people, or 17.3% of the population, are fully vaccinated.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,073 doses.  On Wednesday, 116,551 doses were reportedly administered statewide, IDPH said.

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