Also Thursday, Gov. Pritzker announce Illinois will be moving to the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. Starting Monday, April 12, Illinois resident over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,642,545. This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended. A total of 6,707,183 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 112,680 doses.
As of Wednesday night, 1,798 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,741 specimens for a total of 20,916,192.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.8%. Illinois to expand vaccination eligibility to residents over 16 starting Monday
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