IDPH announces 1,633 new cases of COVID-19, 28 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WBMD) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,633 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,370,342 cases, including 22,494 deaths.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 67,166 specimens for a total of 23,972,125.  As of last night, 1,518 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.

Of those, 405 patients were in the ICU and 224 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 12-18 is 2.3%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 12-18 is 2.7%.

A total of 10,551,158 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,884 doses.  Yesterday, 117,381 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

The server pharmacies use to report doses were experiencing delays over the past several days and many doses were not entered.

Those doses have now been added and are included in today’s number. 

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