Health officials report 2,556 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 23 deaths


Health officials reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois Tuesday, including 23 additional deaths.

Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a total of 1,325,726 cases, including 21,858 deaths, since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 62,724 specimens for a total of 22,381,515.  As of Monday night, 2,180 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 20-26, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 20-26, 2021 is 4.1%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,149,675.  A total of 8,942,127 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,757 doses. 

Monday, 81,152 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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