IDPH announces 1,795 new cases of COVID-19, 26 additional deaths


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,359,748 cases, including 22,285 deaths.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,216 specimens for a total of 23,505,414.

As of last night, 1,899 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 246 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 5-11 is 2.7%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 5-11 is 3.3%.

A total of 10,110,969 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 80,591 doses.

Yesterday, 73,345 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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