Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 259 cases, 6 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 259 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and six related deaths Wednesday.

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There have been 1,391,739 total COVID cases, including 23,227 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 41,181 specimens for a total of 25,797,100 since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 22 to June 29 remains unchanged at 0.9%.

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As of Tuesday night, 439 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 103 patients were in the ICU and 40 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 12,594,182 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 43,706. There were 30,010 vaccines administered in Illinois Tuesday.
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