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State COVID-19 cases dip below 1,000 for third time in a week

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported an additional 10 deaths Monday.

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in a vaccination site at Chicago Vocational Career Academy in March.
Illinois on Monday reported 933 new cases of COVID-19 statewide.
Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file

For the third time in the space of a week, new coronavirus cases in Illinois have dipped below 1,000.

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 933 new cases and an additional 10 deaths statewide. Eight of the fatalities were in Cook County, including a woman in her 20s and another woman in her 30s, according to state figures.

The latest figures come from a batch of 33,010 tests. The seven-day statewide positivity rate remained at 2.2%.

As of Sunday night, 1,393 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19; of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 180 patients were on ventilators.

Statewide, 36,358 doses of the vaccine were injected into arms Sunday. The seven-day average is 76,133 doses per day, with a total of almost 11 million given. About 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 48% of adults are now fully vaccinated, according to state figures.

To date, the state is reporting a total of 1,376,411 cases of coronavirus and 22,633 people have died from the virus.

New COVID-19 cases by day

Graphic by Jesse Howe and Caroline Hurley | Sun-Times

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

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