COVID-19 in Illinois: More than 62% of adults have received 1 dose of vaccine

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – 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. 

A total of 10,179,004 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday night, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,082 doses. Thursday, 68,035 doses were reported administered. Due to a reporting issue, doses from CVS are not included in Thursday’s count, but will be reflected in the numbers in the next couple days.

The IDPH on Thursday also reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 35 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,361,666 cases, including 22,320 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 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%.

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

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