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: Fire Rips Through House In Back Of The Yards
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.READ MORE: ATM Stolen From Logan Square Currency Exchange; Two Other Attempts Reported Nearby
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.”
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