CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second day in a row, Illinois has set a new record for the average number of daily COVID-19 vaccinations administered statewide, while also marking 30 days with an infection rate below 3%.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 78,287 vaccinations were administered on Monday, for a total of 4,181,097 doses administered since December.

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Illinois is now averaging 102,564 vaccinations per day over the past week, the most so far during the pandemic. It’s the second day in a row that average has been above 100,000.

As of Monday night, a total of 1,563,294 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 12.27% of the population.

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Meantime, IDPH also reported 1,997 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, as well as 19 more deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 1,212,110 cases, including 20,973 deaths.

The state’s seven-day average case positivity rate stands at 2.3%, and has now been below 3% for 30 days in a row, the longest such stretch of the pandemic.

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As of Monday night, 1,152 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Illinois, including 250 in the ICU and 124 on ventilators. Daily COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois have been below 1,200 for the past 10 days, the longest stretch since IDPH began tracking hospitalizations last April.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff