Rockford, Illinois News

Illinois reaches 1.5 million mark in administered virus vaccines

ROCKFORD — A total of 1,549,108 coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, including 226,974 for long-term care facilities.

The state is averaging about 56,094 doses per day. Yesterday, 69,029 doses were administered.

A total of 1,929,850 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 456,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois allocated doses to 2,385,950.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,838 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 additional deaths Thursday. The state has reported a total of 1,155,833 cases and 19,841 deaths since the pandemic began a year ago.

State laboratories processed 96,525 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours; Illinois’ preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10 is 3.3%.

As of Wednesday night, 1,954 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 448 were in the ICU and 227 were on ventilators.

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