Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,556 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,325,726 total COVID cases, including 21,858 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 62,724 specimens for a total of 22,381,515since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 20-26, is 4.1%.

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As of Monday night, 2,180 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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A total of 11,149,675 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.

A total of 8,942,127 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Monday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,757 doses. There were 81,152 doses reported administered in Illinois Monday.

The deaths reported Tuesday include:
-Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
-Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

-Kane County: 1 male 70s
-Logan County: 1 male 60s
-Madison County: 1 male 90s
-Peoria County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s
-Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
-Will County: 1 female 30s,1 female 50s
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