Ill. The Ministry of Public Health reports more than 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week

ILLINOIS (KFVS) – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 40,026 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 additional deaths on Friday, May 13. This is since the last report on May 6.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 counties in Illinois are now ranked at the community average level, including 14 counties in the northern part of the state, eight in the central part and one in southern Illinois.

Currently, IDPH reports a total of 3,209,341 cases, including 33,705 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of Thursday evening, 909 Illinoisans were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 87 patients were in intensive care and 25 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

According to IDPH, the seven-day preliminary statewide case rate is 314 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Illinoisans.

A total of 22,099,637 vaccines were administered in Illinois. The rolling seven-day average of vaccines given daily is 11,586 doses.

Since May 6, 2022, 81,101 doses have been reported administered in Illinois.

Of the total Illinois population, over 76% have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, over 69% of the total Illinois population is fully vaccinated, and over 51% of the vaccinated population is enhanced according to CDC data.

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