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COVID-19 cases in Illinois increase 29% in one week

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The state reported more than 22,000 cases in the last week.

(WSIL) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 22,600 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 129 additional deaths since reporting last November 5, 2021. 

New cases of COVID-19 increased 29% from last week. 

As of Thursday 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.

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 Thursday night.

Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, 439,291 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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