An average of 102,147 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered daily over the last week in Illinois, surpassing the previous high of 98,166 reported for the week ending March 10, public health officials said.

Officials said 62,508 coronavirus vaccinations were administered Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 4,102,810.

The number of residents who have been fully vaccinated — receiving both of the required shots, or Johnson & Johnson’s single shot — reached 1,524,765, or 11.97% of the total population.

Officials on Monday reported 782 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional fatalities. While COVID-19 data tends to trend lower on Mondays, the case count is the lowest in Illinois since 707 cases were reported July 14.

The total number of known infections in Illinois since the start of the pandemic is 1,210,113, and the statewide death toll is 20,955.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a share of total tests is 2.2% as of Sunday. Monday’s new cases resulted from a batch of 39,145 tests.

As of Sunday night, 1,112 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 227 patients in intensive care units and 95 patients on ventilators.




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