Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 1,562 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. Throughout southern Illinois, health departments reported a total of 51 new cases of coronavirus in the region.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,357,953 cases, including 22,261 deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson, Jefferson and Jackson counties: 10 each
  • Franklin County: five
  • Union County: four
  • Johnson County: three
  • White, Hardin, Pope and Pulaski counties: two each
  • Alexander County: one

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 4-10, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of 10,037,624 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,887 doses. On Monday, 58,709 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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