Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,542 cases, 42 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 1,542 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 42 related deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,371,884 total COVID cases, including 22,536 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 79,529 specimens for a total of 24,051,654 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 13 to May 19, is 2.7%.

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As of Wednsday night, 1,488 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 404 patients were in the ICU and 226 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 10,640,990 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednseday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 65,998 doses. There were 89,832 doses reported administered in Illinois Wednesday.

Officials said 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 47% are fully vaccinated

The deaths reported Thursday include:
-Coles County: 1 male 80s
-Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+

-DeWitt County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
-Henry County: 1 female 60s
-Kane County: 1 male 70s
-Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
-Lake County: 1 male 80s
-LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
-Livingston County: 1 female 70s
-Logan County: 1 male 60s
-Macon County: 1 male 90s

-McHenry County: 1 male 60s
-Peoria County: 1 male 30s
-Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s
-Sangamon County: 1 male 50s
-Stephenson County: 1 female 70s
-Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
-Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
-Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
-Winnebago County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
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