4,271 Illinois residents hospitalized; Over 1,000 canceled flights; 18,942 new cases in 1 week – Kane County goes online


The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 77,246 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 318 deaths since December 17, 2021.

This includes 18,942 new cases and 78 deaths recorded today (Thursday, December 23, 2021).

Currently, the IDPH reports a total of 2,021,302 cases, including 27,435 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

As of Friday, December 17, 2021, labs have reported 1,176,096 specimens for a total of 43,209,451. Last night, 4,271 people in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 867 patients were in intensive care and 485 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The statewide seven-day preliminary positivity for cases as a percentage of the total test from December 16 to 22, 2021 is 6.3%. The preliminary positivity of the seven-day statewide test from December 16 to 22, 2021 is 8.6%.

A total of 18,853,953 vaccines were administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day moving average of vaccines administered daily is 65,827 doses.

As of Friday, December 17, 2021, 388,453 doses have been administered in Illinois. Of the total Illinois population, more than 71.8% have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 64% of the total Illinois population is fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Illinois COVID data will not be updated on Friday December 24, 2021, Saturday December 25, 2021, and Sunday December 26, 2021. Updates will resume on Monday December 27, 2021.

All data is provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data is available at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.html.

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

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