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Public Health Officials Announce 21,034 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

Press Release - Wednesday, November 24, 2021

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 21,034 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 87 additional deaths since reporting last November 19, 2021. 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,784,900 cases, including 26,313 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, November 19, 2021, laboratories have reported 632,533 specimens for a total of 38,528,321.  As of last night, 1,982 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 384 patients were in the ICU and 150 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 17-23, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 17-23, 2021 is 4.1%. 

A total of 17,031,036 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 64,199 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, November 19, 2021, 311,308 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois' total population, approximately 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 61% of Illinois' total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

All data are provisional and will change.  Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.html.  Data on the IDPH website will not be updated over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic.  To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.

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