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COVID-19: Nearly 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Friday that more than 59% of Illinois adults have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, 76% of adults across the state have received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 13,510,873 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 30,737 doses. In the last week, 215,157 doses were administered in Illinois.

There have been 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 92 since the last week. The state has reported a total of 1,457,687 cases of COVID-19 and 23,594 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Thursday, Aug. 12, 1,652 people across the state reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 162 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from August 6-12, 2021 is 5.9%.

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