Health officials report 1,795 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 26 deaths


Daily report of coronavirus in Illinois

Health officials Wednesday reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths.

Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a total of 1,359,748 cases, including 22,285 deaths since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,216 specimens for a total of 23,505,414.  

As of Tuesday night, 1,899 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 246 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 5-11, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 5-11, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of 10,110,969 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 80,591 doses. 

Tuesday, 73,345 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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