COVID-19 in Illinois: 2,556 new cases, 23 additional deaths reported

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The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 23 additional deaths. (Via IDPH website)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 23 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,325,726 cases, including 21,858 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

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 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 20-26 is 4.1%.

A total of 8,942,127 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Monday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,757 doses. Monday, 81,152 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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