Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,495 cases, 21 deaths

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 21 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,368,709 total COVID cases, including 22,466 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 58,222 specimens for a total of 23,904,959 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 11 to May 17, is 2.8%.

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As of Sunday night, 1,503 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 407 patients were in the ICU and 234 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 10,433,777 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Monday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 56,593 doses. There were 25,936 doses reported administered in Illinois Monday

The deaths reported Tuesday include:

-Coles County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

-Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s

-Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s

-Tazewell County: 1 male 80s

-Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

-Winnebago County: 1 male 70s