CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite a slight dip in case numbers compared to Wednesday, the state’s COVID case numbers sit above 3,000.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,739 new confirmed and probable COVID cases, including 34 additional deaths.READ MORE: United Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site To Switch To Single-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On Wednesday, the state reported 3,790 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases including 28 additional deaths.
As of Thursday, the state has recorded a total of 1,269,196 COVID cases, including 21,457 COVID-related deaths.
The state’s vaccination rollout continues with IDPH reporting more than 8,600,000 COVID vaccine doses distributed so far in Illinois.
According to the state, the number “includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.”READ MORE: At Least 24 People Shot, 3 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
On Wednesday, a record 154,201 doses were administered in the state.
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Record 154,201 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in one day – Public Health Officials Announce 3,739 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease: https://t.co/V5mrunbFid
— IDPH (@IDPH) April 8, 2021