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Nearly 6 Million Illinoisans Now Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

About 46% of Illinoisans of all ages have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to federal data.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are administered by Jewel-Osco pharmacists to union workers at the IUOE Local 399 union hall ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to discuss vaccine rollouts and union work in Chicago on April 6, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Nearly 6 million Illinoisans are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

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 COVID-19 vaccine, and 53 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New:

• Chicago State University’s drive-thru vaccinations are over, but it’s still accepting walk-ups.

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

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

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

• Vaccinations are now available outside some “L” stations Mondays and Fridays.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 5.9 million people of all ages — or 46.72 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 41,637 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 12,238,547 vaccine doses of the 14,094,635 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.28 million Chicagoans — or 47.8 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 54.4 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:

• Twenty-six Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Friday.

• At least 23,159 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 755 cases since Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,389,443.

• Since Friday, 99,629 tests were reported statewide. In all, 25,457,197 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at .6 percent. 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.

• As of Sunday night, 114 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 55 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, five deaths were reported since Friday. There have been at least 5,454 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of two deaths per day, down from an average of six per day the week prior.

• Chicago has had 109 confirmed cases reported since Friday. It’s had a total of 285,653 confirmed cases. An average of 50 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 43 percent decrease from the previous week.

• At the same time, testing has decreased 7 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at .6 percent, down from 1.1 percent the week prior.

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