CHICAGO — Illinois is approaching 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, public health officials said Sunday.

The state has roughly 11.8 million vaccines on hand, of which more than 9.3 million have been administered, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Meanwhile, the state logged another 1,860 new confirmed and probable infections and 27 more COVID-19 deaths.

Overall, Illinois has reported more than 1.3 million cases and 22,019 deaths.

With COVID-19 cases declining, some restrictions are easing. That includes Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot saying some basketball and hockey fans will be allowed to watch games in person for the first time in more than a year. She announced Thursday that the United Center will be allowed to operate at 25% of its normal capacity.

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