Youth COVID-19 cases continue to drop. The 5-11 year old age group is down to an average of 269 new coronavirus cases a day, a big decline from the peak average of 536 cases per day in early September.
As of late Wednesday, Illinois was down to 1,601 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 357 were in intensive care units, the fewest in more than two months.
New state data shows 72% of breakthrough COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois have come in the 65 and older population. As a whole, 99.968% of state's fully vaccinated population has not been hospitalized with a breakthrough infection.
The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases fell to 2,416 cases per day, the lowest average since August 6
The Illinois Department of Public Health updated the data it makes public for school-aged cases, including the percentage of emergency department visits for children for COVID-19 compared to RSV and influenza, going back to May
Illinois now has more than 7.1 million residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and total covid hospitalizations are at the lowest level since August 12. DuPage County also became the first Illinois county to reach greater than 65% fully vaccinated.
Of the fully vaccinated population in the state, 99.97% have not been hospitalized with a breakthrough COVID-19 infection
Almost 96% of Illinois seniors have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and La Salle County became the latest county to reach 50% fully vaccinated, according to the most recent state data
As of late Sunday, 80% of Illinois residents 12 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. That is 8.67 million people that have received at least one dose.
For Wednesday, the state administered 27,097 shots. The state’s seven-day rolling average of 23,885 vaccines per day is the highest average since September 5.
Breakthrough COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois declined for the second straight week – 99.971% of the fully vaccinated population has not been hospitalized with a breakthrough infection - as Illinois' rolling 7-day average for vaccines is at its highest rate in three weeks
As of late Monday, 95% of Illinois seniors 65 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
Illinois now has more than 7 million residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which accounts for more than 55% of the state's population
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For the second consecutive week, Illinois saw a decline in new COVID-19 cases in children