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Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 1,740 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 42 deaths on Thursday.

IDPH reported a total of 1,193,260 COVID-19 cases, including 20,668 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday night, 1,200 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 260 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 73,990 specimens for a total of 18,389,512 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 25-March 3 is 2.9%.

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A total of 3,563,775 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago, with an additional 443,700 doses allocated to federal government partners for long-term care facilities, bringing the total number delivered in Illinois to 4,007,475.

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IDPH reports that a total of 2,993,543 vaccine doses have been administered, including 330,328 at long-term facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered is 78,942 .

The deaths reported Thursday include:

-Bureau County: 1 male 50s
-Champaign County: 1 male 80s
-Cook County: 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 3 males 80s
-DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
-Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
-Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
-LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
-Macon County: 1 male 80s
-Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

-McLean County: 1 male 70s
-Monroe County; 1 male 80s
-Morgan County: 1 female 70s
-Ogle County: 1 male 80s
-Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
-Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
-Stephenson County: 1 female 100+
-Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s
-Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

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