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Illinois Health Officials Reports 602 New Cases

Illinois Health Officials reported 602 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 18 related deaths Sunday. There have been 1,381,665 total COVID cases, including 22,794 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Laboratories have reported testing 38,607 specimens within the last 24 hours which adds up to the total of 24,590,395. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 23 to May 29, is 2.1%.

Illinois Health Officials reported 1,078 patients as of Saturday night to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 298 patients were in the ICU and 163 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. A total of 11,269,651 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Saturday night. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 52,177 doses. There were 39,222 doses reported administered in Illinois Saturday.

Illinois Health Officials said 67% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose and over 50% are fully vaccinated. As the city of Chicago shifts to hyperlocal vaccination strategies focused on meeting residents where they are, the temporary mass vaccination site at the American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field will close on Saturday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said Thursday night.

Saturday’s closure will mark the end of a two-month effort, in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health and the Chicago Cubs, that delivered more than 42,000 vaccine doses to Chicagoans – more than the capacity of Wrigley Field. Aurora Health will redeploy resources to support hyperlocal, community-based vaccination efforts, including staffing the city’s mobile vaccine buses and the Vaccination Station that allow residents to get vaccinated without leaving their neighborhood.

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