Illinois health officials report 1,729 new cases of COVID-19, 22 deaths


CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 1,729 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 22 additional deaths.

Region 1 is reporting a rolling positivity rate of 5%. Ogle County has the highest percentage in the region at 7.6%.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s
  • Cass County: 1 male 60s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 5 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 female over 100
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Johnson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 40s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 female teens
  • Woodford County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,353,226 cases, including 22,193 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 77,312 specimens for a total of 23,281,801.  As of Friday night, 1,947 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 252 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 1 to May 7, 2021 is 2.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 1 to May 7, 2021 is 3.6%.

A total of 9,827,646 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 68,455 doses. On Friday, 107,688 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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