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Many Areas In Illinois Seeing Spike In COVID

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeing a spike in COVID numbers. 42,559 new cases were reported over the last week with 182 deaths attributed to the virus. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases from November 26th to December 2nd is 4.7% and the 7-day positivity rate from November 26th to December 2nd is 5.6%. Christian County is reporting 40 new cases on Friday, while Sangamon reported 161 new cases and 210 on Thursday. 


A total of 17 million vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Friday.  On average, 54,387 doses are given on a daily basis. Of the total population of the state, 69% have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose with more than 61% of Illinois’ total population being fully vaccinated.  36% of all eligible adults have received a booster. For more information visit https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.html. 

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