CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois public health officials Saturday reported 1,729 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, including 22 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 1,353,226, including 22,193 deaths, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
In the last 24-hour period, 77,312 tests were reported for a total of 23,281,801.READ MORE: Rev. Daniel McCarthy Reinstated As Pastor Emeritus Of Northwest Side Parish; Evidence Deemed Insufficient For Decades-Old Sexual Abuse Claim
As of Friday night 1,947 people in the state were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 466 were in intensive care and 252 were on ventilators.READ MORE: Massive Chemical Plant Fire In Rockton, Illinois, Could Burn For Days
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Friday, 107,688 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Illinois, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the state as of 9,827,646 as of midnight Friday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is now 68,455.