COVID-19 in Illinois: 60% of adults, 80% of seniors have received vaccine

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The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 3,321 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 36 additional deaths. Among the latest confirmed deaths was a female in her 80s from Clark County. (via IDPH website)

SPRINGFIELD – Just as President Joe Biden set the goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by July 4, Illinois health officials announced the state has administered more doses than the national average.

A total of 60% of Illinois adults and 80% of seniors in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 71,219 doses. 

On Tuesday, 96,415 doses were reported administered in Illinois. This total includes approximately 40,000 doses that were not reported by pharmacies over the weekend because of a national system issue. Additional doses could also be added.

The IDPH on Wednesday also reported 2,410 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 30 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,346,398 cases, including 22,096 deaths, in 102 counties. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,670 specimens for a total of 23,007,188. 

As of Tuesday night, 2,060 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 496 patients were in the ICU and 249 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 28-May 4 is 3.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 28-May 4 is 3.9%.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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