IDPH reported a total of 1,856,696 COVID-19 cases, including 20,516 deaths.
As of Saturday night, there are reported 1,265 patients with COVID-19 in the hospital in Illinois. Among them, 303 patients were in the ICU and 150 COVID-19 patients were on the ventilator.
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the laboratory has reported that 66,500 samples have been tested in the past 24 hours, for a total of 18,136,253.
From February 21 to 27, the state-wide 7-day preliminary test positive rate was 2.4%.
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A total of 2,740,1
IDPH said the number of vaccines distributed is reported in real time, and the number of vaccines can be delayed up to 72 hours.
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IDPH reports that a total of 2,705,934 doses of vaccine have been vaccinated, including 315,416 doses in long-term facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccination was 79,140.
Illinois announced that it had received 79,266 doses of vaccine on Saturday.
Joint Center COVID Vaccine Site
Officials announced on Friday that the joint center’s parking lot will soon become a mass vaccination site for the federal government.
As the state’s vaccine supply increases, federal, state and local officials announced that the joint center’s large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site will open on March 10.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Defense will be the first to operate the site, with a particular focus on the vaccination of minority populations with relatively slow vaccination doses. The staff on stage are also experienced in dealing with large crowds and traffic.
Illinois residents who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine from various parts of the state can go to the location. Illinois seniors 65 and older will first receive exclusive appointment rights, followed by all other eligible groups in the state’s vaccination schedule.
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The next few days will provide information on where and how to make appointments. The demand is expected to be high.
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The death toll reported on Saturday included:
-Champaign County: 1 male in the 80s
-Christian County: 1 man in his 70s
-Clark County: 1 male 60 years old
-Cook County: 3 males in their 60s, females 1 over 70s, 2 males over 70s, 1 females over 90s, 1 females over 100s
-DuPage County: 1 man in his 70s and 1 woman in his 90s
-Kane County: 1 man in his 70s
-Kendall County: 1 female 60 years old
-Knox County: 1 male in the 90s
-Livingston County: 1 man in the 1980s
-Pulaski County: 1 woman in her 70s
-St. Clair County: 1 male in the 90s
-Will County: 1 male in the 90s
-Williamson County: 1 man in the 1980s
-Winnebago County: 1 man in the 1980s
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