Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 30,319 new cases, 178 deaths over past week
ABC7 Chicago, ABC7 Chicago Digital TeamSeptember 3, 2021 (Short)
Gov. Pritzker extends vaccination deadline for health care workers, school employees

Friday, September 3, 2021 4:16PM

Friday’s numbers mark the largest one-day increase since 7,042 were reported on Jan. 22, 2021. It comes as Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that he will extend the vaccination deadline for health care workers and school employees.

All health care workers and K-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students, will now be required to get an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 19, 2021.

IDPH also reported 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, and 178 related deaths in just a week. That’s up 18% from the 25,636 reported one week prior.

There have been 1,538,324 total COVID cases, including 24,067 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

Governor J.B. Pritzker gives COVID-19 update for Illinois
May 6, 2021


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