State reports new COVID-19 cases down from previous day

Updated 5/2/2021 6:44 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases is down, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The IDPH Sunday reported 1,860 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, plus 27 additional deaths.


Most of the deaths occurred in Cook County, which had 10 cases, ranging in age from a man in his 20s to two women and three men in their 80s.

One women in her 50s died in Kane County, while one woman in her 70s died in McHenry County.

The number is down from Saturday, when 2,813 new confirmed and probable cases were reported, along with 32 deaths.

IDPH has reported a total of 1,339,728 cases, including 22,019 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories had reported 73,159 specimens for a total of 22,822,562.

As of Saturday, 1,916 people in Illinois were reported hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 472 patients were in the ICU and 225 were on ventilators.

Also, Saturday, 44,678 vaccine doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from April 25-May 1, 2021 is 3.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 25-May 1, 2021 is 4.1%.

A total of 9,393,137 doses have been administered in Illinois as of Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,239 doses.

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