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Illinois sees uptick of new coronavirus cases for second straight week

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The state released new COVID-19 numbers on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — Illinois health officials have provided updated coronavirus numbers in the state.

On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 28,280 new confirmed and probable cases of the virus across the state since last Friday, Nov. 12. New cases increased by 25%, according to IDPH. It's the second straight week the state has seen more than a 20 percent increase of cases.

The state also reported 150 more deaths related to the virus in the past week. 

In Rockford, UW Health announced they're renewing visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in the state. 

READ MORE: UW Health in Rockford renewing visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise; here's what you need to know 

As of last night, 1,759 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Of Illinois’ total population, approximately 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 61% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

A total of 16,691,850 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  

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Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University.

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