CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 24,423 new COVID-19 cases and 79 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 2,263,166 total COVID cases, including 28,077 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 17.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 125,819 new specimens for a total of 45,305,412 since the pandemic began.

WATCH: Gov. JB Pritzker addresses surging COVID cases, hospitalizations

As of Monday night, 6,600 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,118 patients were in the ICU and 658 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 19,357,296 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Sunday, and 60.71% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 46,926.

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