Rockford, Illinois News

10% of Illinoisans receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine

ROCKFORD — As of Friday, Feb, 12, 10% of people in Illinois have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The announcement comes after 95,375 doses were administered Thursday. A total of 1,644,483 vaccines have been administered in Illinois, including 231,814 for long-term care facilities. The state is averaging a little more than 59,000 doses per day.

A total of 1,940,425 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,385,625.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,598 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional deaths Friday. There have now been 1,158,431 cases and 19,873 virus-related deaths, in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the last 24 hours, laboratories processed 103,009 COVID-19 tests for a total of 17,021,919. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Feb. to Feb. 11 is 3.1%.

As of Thursday night, 1,915 individuals with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Illinois. Of those, 437 were in the ICU and 211 were on ventilators.

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