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IDPH Thursday Reported 1,778 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 1,778 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,348,176 cases, including 22,136 deaths, in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 29-May 5, 2021 is 3.8%.

Fifty-six new COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus was reported in our area Thursday according to information we received and compiled from area health departments.

A total of 9,646,432 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 70,063 doses. On Wednesday, 99,599 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Vaccination data posted on the IDPH website include vaccines administered in Illinois and are pulled from the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website includes both federal and state vaccination efforts and represents not only vaccines administered in Illinois, but vaccines administered to Illinois residents while in a different state. As a result, CDC’s percentage for those receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine is higher than the state’s percentage.