SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) says 1,795 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases were confirmed Wednesday, plus 26 additional deaths.
Five of the fatal COVID-19 cases were listed in central Illinois counties. They include:
- Logan County: A man in his 70s
- Macoupin County: A man in his 90s
- Montgomery County: A man in his 80s
- Peoria County: A woman in her 80s
- Tazewell County: A woman in her 70s
Since the start of the pandemic, IDPH has reported a total of 1,359,748 cases and 22,285 deaths connected to the virus.
Over the past day, laboratories have reported 70,216 tested specimens for a total of 23,505,414. As of Tuesday night, 1,899 people were hospitalized in Illinois 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, 2021 is 2.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 5-11, 2021 is 3.3%.
A total of 10,110,969 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 80,591 doses. On Tuesday, 73,345 doses were reported administered in Illinois.