By Nick Gale, 890 WLS News
(SPRINGFIELD, IL) — The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 16,742 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 64 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, July 30. More than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. As of Thursday night, 1,200 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 246 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Hospitalizations with COVID-19 are up 33% from what was reported last week, those in the ICU with COVID-19 are up 47%, and patients on ventilators almost double in one week at 95%.
The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from July 30-August 5, 2021 is 5.2%. However, regional 7-day test positivity averages range from 3.1% to 10.3%.
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