Coronavirus Illinois update today: IL reports 2,653 new cases, 18 new deaths as COVID vaccine booster shots arrive in Chicago

Coronavirus Illinois update today: IL reports 2,653 new cases, 18 new deaths as COVID vaccine booster shots arrive in Chicago

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 2,653 new COVID instances and 18 new deaths Wednesday.

The Illinois Dept. of Public Well being says “every day deaths reported on weekends and originally of the week could also be low” and “these deaths shall be captured in subsequent days.”

The video from the participant above is from a earlier report.

There have been a minimum of 3,708,916 whole COVID instances within the state because the begin of the pandemic and a minimum of 34,777 associated deaths.

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As of Tuesday evening, 1,309 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 149 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 40 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

The every day case price per 100,000 inhabitants is at 26.2.

A complete of 23,256,330 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday and 65.54% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered every day is 2,710.

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A tweaked vaccine aimed on the newest COVID variant has arrived in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced Tuesday.

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