Chicago (CBS) — Illinois reported the lowest COVID-19 infection rate in the three weeks of Friday as new cases continued to decline and viral hospitalizations declined for the third consecutive day.
The Illinois Public Health Service reported 3,369 new potentially confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 22 deaths on Friday.
Illinois has seen an average of 2,816 new cases of new coronavirus per day in the past week, down 15% from a week ago. However, the number of cases per day in April was much higher than in March, and the number of cases per day so far this month was 3,109, an increase of 87% compared to the same period last month.
Since the inception of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 1,316,091 cases, including 21,777 deaths.
The state-wide average 7-day case positive rate has dropped to 3.6%, the lowest since April 2. The case positive rate was 4.2% a week ago.
As of Thursday night, a total of 2,112 coronavirus patients were admitted to Illinois. Of these, 506 were admitted to the ICU and 230 were admitted to the ventilator.
Illinois has averaged 2,178 hospitalizations per day over the past week, up 10% from the previous week. So far in April, Illinois has averaged 1,910 hospitalizations per day, an increase of 64% compared to the same period in March.
However, hospitalizations throughout the state have declined for the third consecutive day, the first occurrence since early March.
During that time, Illinois has received a total of 10,802,075 vaccinations since December, with 8,610,478 vaccinations throughout the state. Illinois has received an average of 118,741 vaccinations per day over the past week.
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A total of 3,648,936 people in Illinois were fully vaccinated as of Thursday night, accounting for 28.64% of the population.
Positive rates hit lows for the first time in 3 weeks, hospitalizations declined for 3 consecutive days – CBS Chicago
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