Public Health Officials Announce 1,959 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

53% of those 18 years and older and 50% of those 16 years and older in Illinois receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Mason County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,304,200 cases, including 21,685 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 have reported 47,506 specimens for a total of 21,776,820.  As of last night, 2,218 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 491 patients were in the ICU and 227 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 12-18, 2021 is 4.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 12-18, 2021 is 4.7%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,930,945.  A total of 8,119,867 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 125,212 doses.  Yesterday, 65,233 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.