Public Health Officials Announce 2,666 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 8 million COVID-19 vaccines administered

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,666 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,302,241 cases, including 21,663 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 70,106 specimens for a total of 21,729,314.  As of last night, 2,127 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 510 patients were in the ICU and 209 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 11-17, 2021 is 4.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 11-17, 2021 is 4.7%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,930,945.  A total of 8,054,634 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 125,146 doses.  Yesterday, 115,330 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