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The state of Illinois has taken another grim milestone, surpassing 25,000 deaths from COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 18,735 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 236 more deaths since the report on Friday, September 24, 2021.

As of yesterday, Illinois has recorded 3,356 new cases and 41 deaths related to the respiratory disease.

Currently, the IDPH reports a total of 1,630,864 cases, including 25,017 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases varies from less than a year to over 100 years.

As of the Friday September 24, 2021 report, labs have reported 842,141 specimens for a total of 32,034,910. Yesterday, the IDPH reported 180,411 COVID-19 tests; the highest total of COVID-19 tests in a day since the start of the pandemic.

Last night, 1,833 people in Illinois were in hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 447 patients were in intensive care and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The statewide seven-day preliminary positivity for cases as a percentage of the total test from September 24 to 30 is 2.2%. The preliminary positivity of the seven-day statewide test from Sept. 24 to 30 is 2.8%.

More than 81% of adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 64% of adults in Illinois are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the total Illinois population, nearly 68% have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 53% of the total Illinois population is fully vaccinated.

A total of 14,571,537 vaccines were administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day moving average of vaccines administered daily is 22,754 doses. As of the Friday, September 24 report, 159,278 doses have been administered in Illinois.

All data is provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data is available at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

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

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