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Nearly half of Illinois adults vaccinated against COVID-19

State health officials on Sunday reported 943 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths.

The COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the parking lot of the United Center in March.
A mass vaccination stie in a parking lot of the United Center on Chicago’s West Side.
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Illinois has fully vaccinated nearly half of its adult population, with 65% of adults receiving at least one dose, state health officials reported on Sunday.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 48% of adults in Illinois are fully vaccinated, as the state averages 75,546 vaccines administered daily, with 60,746 shots given out Saturday.

Another 24 people have died from COVID-19, according to the health department, bringing the state’s total death toll to 22,623 individuals.

Also on Sunday the state reported 943 new, confirmed coronavirus cases, marking the second time in a week the statewide tally had tipped below 1,000.

The new cases were detected among the 49,200 tests the state has processed within the past day — making the positivity rate 2.2%.

Nine of those deaths reported Sunday were from Cook County; all were in their 60s, or older; the oldest were a man and a woman in their 90s.

Officials said 1,417 Illinoisans are currently hospitalized with the virus, including 343 in intensive-care units, and 195 on ventilators.

To find a vaccine appointment in Chicago, visit zocdoc.com or call (312) 746-4835.

For appointments in suburban Cook County, visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or call (833) 308-1988.

To find providers elsewhere, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov or call (833) 621-1284.