Illinois Health officials Report Back-to Back Days of Less Than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases since July 2020

For the first time in almost a year the state of Illinois is reporting  less than  1,000 new COVID-19 cases on back-to-back days. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 933 new confirmed and probable cases of the virus on Monday. On Sunday, 943 new cases were reported. It’s the first time since mid-July 2020 the state has reported fewer than 1,000 cases in back-to-back days. State officials also announced d 10 more deaths today. The state is reporting 1,376,411 total cases and 22,623 deaths since the pandemic started. Additionally,  65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 48% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also says 20% of Illinoisans ages 12-17 are vaccinated. A total of 10,940,769 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,133 doses.

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