COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,795 New Cases, 26 Deaths, But Case Models Show Last Surge is Waning

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,795 New Cases, 26 Deaths, But Case Models Show Last Surge is Waning


4:30PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021

1,795 New Cases, 26 Deaths, But Case Models Show Last Surge is Waning

As the week goes on, the number of coronavirus cases per day continues to grow.

That said, the state of Illinois case count bell curve is showing a downward trend — perhaps a sign that the last resurgence is waning, and the pandemic is nearing an end.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. 

  •  Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Schuyler County: 1 male 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,359,748 cases, including 22,285 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,216 specimens for a total of 23,505,414.

As of last night, 1,899 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 246 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 5-11 is 2.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 5-11 is 3.3%.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate is down to 4.3%.

Vaccination Data

A total of 10,110,969 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 80,591 doses.

Yesterday, 73,345 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Statewide, 80.86% of residents age 65 and older and 51.59% of residents age 16 to 64 have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been updated.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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