3,790 New COVID Cases In Illinois

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CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 3,700 new coronavirus cases were reported in Illinois, and close to 140,000 COVID vaccinations were given on Tuesday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 3,790 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases including 28 additional deaths.

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The seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.6%.

On the vaccination front, a total of 6,552,982 vaccines were administered in the state so far. On Tuesday, 139,724 COVID vaccine doses were given in Illinois.

On Tuesday, IDPH reported 2,931 new and probable COVID-19 cases in the state, including 13 additional deaths. The last time Illinois passed the 2,900 mark for cases was in February.

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IDPH announced this week that the state will get an extra $124 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further expand its COVID-19 vaccination program. It includes more than $90 million for the state and $33 million for the city of Chicago.

Around 75% of the money will be focused on “underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to help ensure individuals are equitably vaccinated.”

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