- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois public health officials reported 2,219 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with 63 additional deaths.

That brings to 1,170,902 cases since the coronavirus pandemic reached Illinois a year ago. The illness has claimed 20,192 lives.

There were 1,596 people hospitalized with COVID-19 late Thursday, with 366 patients in intensive care units and 190 on ventilators.

The state has received 2.6 million doses of the vaccine designed to prevent COVID-19, and has administered 2,060,706 of them as either the first or second of two required shots for each person to be inoculated.

Officials reported 83,673 doses were administered on Thursday.



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