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200,000 COVID Vaccinations Were Done During Past Week In Illinois

Fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Illinois during the past week.

Veronica Figuroa of Southwest Organizing Project receives her COVID-19 vaccine from Shay Facey, nurse practitioner from Esperanza, in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood on Feb. 19, 2021.
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CHICAGO — More than 200,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois during the past week.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have plunged across the state as more people have gotten vaccinated. Fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Illinois during the past week.

About 70 percent of Illinois adults have now gotten at least one shot of a COIVD-19 vaccine, and 53 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


• Illinois has a vaccine lottery. People who get shots can win up to $1 million.

• A Northwest Side organizer who fought for affordable housing has died from COVID-19.

• The pandemic means Chicago won’t have an Air and Water Show this summer — but the Blue Angels will still perform.

Families can get reimbursed for funeral costs if they lost a loved one to COVID-19.

• Vaccinations will be available outside some “L” stations Mondays and Fridays.

• A memorial is being created at Loyola Beach’s sea wall to honor victims of COVID-19.

Water fountains and public outdoor pools are returning.


• In Illinois, about 5.9 million people of all ages — or 46.33 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 42,153 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 12,158,530 vaccine doses of the 14,038,345 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.27 million Chicagoans — or 47.4 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 54.2 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.

The numbers:

• Thirteen Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 during the past day.

• At least 23,133 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,433 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 102 cases since Thursday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,388,688.

• In the past 24 hours, 39,158 tests were reported statewide. In all, 25,357,568 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at .6 percent Friday. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at .8 percent Friday.

• As of Thursday night, 123 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 69 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, two deaths were reported since Thursday. There have been at least 5,449 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of four deaths per day, down from an average of five per day the week prior.

• Chicago has had 34 confirmed cases reported since Thursday. It’s had a total of 285,544 confirmed cases. An average of 59 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 25 percent decrease from the previous week.

• At the same time, testing has increased 24 percent since a week ago.

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