Public Health Officials Announce 1,918 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 62% of adults in Illinois have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.


  • Coles County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Henry County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Knox County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 40s
  • McLean County: 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,361,666 cases, including 22,320 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 88,682 specimens for a total of 23,594,096.  As of last night, 1,765 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 465 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 6-12, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 6-12, 2021 is 3.2%.

A total of 10,179,004 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data tracking, 62% of adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,082 doses.  Yesterday, 68,035 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Due to a reporting issue, doses from CVS are not included in today’s count, but will be reflected in the numbers in the next couple days.

*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