Coronavirus in Illinois: 401 New COVID Cases, 8 Deaths, 17K Vaccinations

Illinois health officials on Tuesday reported 401 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths in the past day, along with more than 17,000 vaccinations.

The newly reported confirmed and probable coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,382,587 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,835, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 24,273 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 24.6 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate reported Tuesday was 1.6% of all tests conducted, and the average positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days was 1.9%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 17,077 vaccinations in the last day, according to the latest data, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccinations to 45,545 doses.

As of Tuesday, a total of 11,308,983 vaccine doses have been administered across the state since vaccinations began in December. State health officials also said Tuesday that more than 67% of all adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and more than 51% are now fully vaccinated.

As of midnight, 1,031 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 284 were in ICU beds and 162 were on ventilators.

Region: Chicago,Local,City: Chicago

via Local – NBC Chicago

June 1, 2021 at 12:20PM

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