3,394 new COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois, 38 more deaths

The seven-day statewide positivity rate is 4%, according to state health officials.

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A total of 3,394 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths were reported by Illinois health officials Thursday.

The latest cases were among 89,057 specimens tested over the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s positivity rate to 4%, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

A total of 107,689 vaccine doses were administered in the state Thursday, health officials said. An average of 97,434vaccine doses have been administered per day over the last week.

Since the pandemic began, over 1.3 million people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19 and 21,927 have died, officials said.

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