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Illinois health officials announce 22,600 new coronavirus cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 22,600 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 129 additional deaths since reporting last November 5, 2021. New cases of COVID-19 increased 29% from last week.

According to a news release, DPH is reporting a total of 1,735,586 cases, including 26,077 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, laboratories have reported 906,911 specimens for a total of 37,016,510. As of last night, 1,553 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 307 patients were in the ICU and 140 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 5-11, 2021 is 2.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5-11, 2021 is 3.0%.

Of Illinois’ total population, a little more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 16,256,855 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,689 doses. Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, 439,291 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

*All data are provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.