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Illinois Health Officials Report 521 New Coronavirus Cases

The Illinois Health Officials reported Tuesday 401 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 8 additional deaths. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated.

Illinois Health Officials are reporting a total of 1,382,587 cases, including 22,835 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 24,273 specimens for a total of 24,640,360. As of Monday night, 1,031 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 284 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of the total test from May 25-31, 2021 is 1.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 25-31, 2021 is 1.9%. A total of 11,308,983 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 45,545 doses. On Monday, 17,077 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Illinois will soon join a coalition of states operating lotteries for residents who have received COVID-19 vaccine shots, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. Another lottery for children ages 12 to 17 who have received one-shot offers full scholarships to any Ohio state colleges and universities. The General Assembly has paved the way for Illinois to join a bipartisan coalition of states utilizing a vaccine lottery to encourage more residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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