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COVID-19: State positivity dips below 3%

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois COVID-19 positivity rate dipped below 3% Monday as health officials reported 1,420 new cases coronavirus disease.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate based on the number of completed tests between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14 is 2.9%.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 1,163,574 cases of COVID-19 and 20,002 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began last March. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories processed 52,389 tests for a total of 17,224,247.

As of Sunday, 1,789 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 389 were in the ICU and 184 were on ventilators.

A total of doses of 2,027,725 doses of the 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 2,472,925.

Due to an update in Tiberius, the system the Federal Government is using to track vaccines, the amount of vaccine delivered has been adjusted. A total of 1,823,208 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last night, including 248,925 for long-term care facilities.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,320 doses. Yesterday 39,863 doses were administered.

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