Illinois averaging fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

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State health officials today announced 62,274 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Illinois residents and workers.

Since the rollout of the vaccine began in mid-December of last year, Illinois providers have now administered 11,175,656 doses while the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,208,410 residents are now deemed fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers are now averaging 58,378 inoculations a day over the past week, according to IDPH data.

Meanwhile, IDPH officials also reported 21 more COVID-19 deaths while another 982 new cases of the disease were diagnosed as well.

That brings the state’s death toll to 22,739 since the outbreak began, and 1,380,261 Illinois residents have now been infected with the respiratory disease.

Hospitals throughout Illinois reported treating 1,216 COVID-19 patients, the fewest since March 21. Of those hospitalized, 314 are in intensive care.

The state’s seven-day case positivity rate now stands at 1.9%.

The rate is derived from the number of new cases diagnosed from a batch of test results. A seven-day average is used to account for daily anomalies in the reporting of those figures. The rate is used by health officials to determine the level of infection within a certain population.

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May 28, 2021 at 12:48PM

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