SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 1,778 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths. In southern Illinois, health departments reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus throughout the region in total.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,348,176 cases, including 22,136 deaths.
Local case breakdown:
- Williamson County: 12, one death
- Jackson County: 11
- Franklin County: 10, one death
- Perry County: six
- Jefferson County: four
- Saline County: three
- Johnson, Massac and Union counties: two each
- White, Alexander, Pope and Hamilton counties: one each
The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 29-May 5, 2021 is 3.8%.
A total of 9,646,432 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 70,063 doses. On Wednesday, 99,599 doses were reported administered in Illinois.