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COVID-19 hospitalizations drop again in Rockford

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The number of people being treated in the hospital for the coronavirus continues to drop in Rockford.

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On Thursday, the Winnebago County Health Department reports the three Rockford hospitals—Mercyhealth, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican—are currently providing in-patient care for 20 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and persons suspected of being COVID-19 positive.

On Monday, the hospitals were treating 34 patients for the coronavirus, according to the health department.

In Region 1, there's currently 61 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

As of last night, 1,463 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, according to IDPH. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 168 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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IDPH also reported 1,884 new confirmed and probable cases of the on Thursday, including 32 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,181,226 cases and 20,406 deaths since the pandemic started.

A total of 2,440,950 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 295,909 for long-term care facilities.

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