Public Health Officials Announce 1,744 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

Almost 71% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 54% are fully vaccinated

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,744 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 66 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, June 18, 2021.  Almost 71% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 54% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,390,432 cases, including 23,199 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, June 18, 2021, laboratories have reported 276,760 specimens for a total of 25,634,328.  As of last night, 435 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 99 patients were in the ICU and 53 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

In mid-June, more than 50 teens and adult staff at a summer youth camp in central Illinois tested positive for COVID-19.  At least one person was hospitalized.  Although all campers and staff were eligible for vaccination, IDPH is aware of only a handful of campers and staff receiving the vaccine.  The camp was not checking vaccination status and masking was not required while indoors.  All campers and staff went home and were asked to be tested and told to quarantine.  As more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variants spread, including the Delta variant, largely among people who have not been vaccinated, IDPH continues to encourage all residents 12 years and older to be vaccinated.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 18-24, 2021 is 0.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from June 18-24, 2021 is 0.8%.

A total of 12,360,117 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 28,798 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, June 18, 2021, 201,587 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

*All data are provisional and will change.  Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19