Health officials report 1,918 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois; 35 deaths


Daily report of coronavirus in Illinois

Health officials reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois Thursday, including 35 additional deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a total of 1,361,666 cases, including 22,320 deaths since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 88,682 specimens for a total of 23,594,096.  As of last night, 1,765 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 465 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 6-12, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 6-12, 2021 is 3.2%.

A total of 10,179,004 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. 

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data tracking, 62% of adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,082 doses.  Wednesday, 68,035 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Due to a reporting issue, doses from CVS are not included in today’s count, but will be reflected in the numbers in the next couple days.

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