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State reports lowest daily COVID count in two months, fewest deaths in 49 days

More than 64% of people in the state have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with about 61,275 doses going into arms for the state’s seven-day rolling average.

Henrietta Nkemeh talks to Christian Clettenberg, 15, before inoculating him with a COVID-19 vaccine at the Rush University Medical Center in the Illinois Medical District, Thursday morning, May 13, 2021. Kids as young as 12 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times
State health officials reported 32,253 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday.
Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Illinois on Monday reported less than a thousand new daily cases of COVID-19 for the first time in two months and the fewest number of deaths in 49 days.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said there were 946 new confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with six deaths recorded — the fewest number of documented deaths since March 29.

The latest data brings the state’s death count to 22,445, out of 1,367,214 reported cases. Monday’s figures come from 33,148 tests as the state’s seven-day positivity rate remained at 2.4% for the second day in a row.

As of Sunday night, 1,512 people were in Illinois hospitals, being treated for COVID-19. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 patients were on ventilators.

State health officials also said 32,253 vaccine doses were administered Sunday.

More than 64% of people in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; in all, about 61,275 doses were administered. The state has given 10.4 million vaccine doses so far.

To sign up for a vaccine appointment in Chicago, visit or call (312) 746-4835.

For suburban Cook County sites, visit or call (833) 308-1988.

To find providers elsewhere, visit or call (833) 621-1284.