COVID-19 in Illinois: 1,495 new cases, 21 additional deaths reported Tuesday

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The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 21 additional deaths. (via IDPH website)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 21 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,368,709 cases, including 22,466 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 58,222 specimens for a total of 23,904,959. 

As of Monday night, 1,503 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 407 patients were in the ICU and 234 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 11-17 is 2.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 11-17 is 2.8%.

A total of 10,433,777 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Monday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 56,593 doses. Monday, 25,936 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

The server pharmacies use was experiencing delays and some doses administered at pharmacies are missing from Monday’s number. The issue looks to be resolved and those doses are expected to be included with Wednesday’s data.

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

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