While nowhere near the November peak, new COVID-19 cases in 5-to-11 year olds are up 787% from the state's low a month ago
Visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear face coverings while inside state offices and facilities
For Wednesday, Illinois administered 47,592 COVID-19 vaccines, the most in a single day since June 26
In its weekly report of breakthrough hospitalizations and deaths, the state's updated totals include: of the state's fully vaccinated population, 0.009% have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike: “Until more people are vaccinated, we join CDC in recommending everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial and high transmissions, and in K-12 schools.”
Illinois is on a five-day streak of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases each day. That hasn’t happened since mid-May. Hospitalizations are back to early June levels.
Total confirmed Delta variant cases in Illinois have increased 40% since Monday. The state also now has more than 6.4 million residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
State data from May and June confirm the overwhelming majority of new Illinois COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths came in the unvaccinated population.
The 1,993 new COVID-19 cases are the most in a single day since the state fully reopened, and hospitalizations have climbed back to mid-June levels
Illinois is near 500 total confirmed cases of the Delta variant, and saw its largest increase in Delta cases since it started making confirmed variant cases public
A majority of Illinois residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19
New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Illinois, as the state now has more than 400 confirmed Delta variant cases
Illinois is up to 365 total confirmed cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, with 129 this week alone, but the state is also closing in on 50% fully vaccinated
New COVID-19 cases in Illinois remain low, but went up for the fourth straight day as total hospitalizations climbed over 500 for the first time in a month
New hospital admissions for COVID-like illness continue to rise. Illinois also reports a total of 562 breakthrough hospitalizations since January out of more than 6.3 million people fully vaccinated, or 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population has been hospitalized with COVID-19.