COVID-19 STATE OF ILLINOIS: Less Than 1,000 New Cases; Region 8 Test Positivity Under 4.0%

COVID-19 STATE OF ILLINOIS: Less Than 1,000 New Cases; Region 8 Test Positivity Under 4.0%


3PM MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

Less Than 1,000 New Cases; Region 8 Test Positivity Under 4.0%

It’s Monday, and the case counts traditionally rise as the week goes on, but a milestone of sorts was passed today, as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported less than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since the middle of March.

According to an IDPH news release, there were 946 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including six additional deaths — all of which were in Cook County or DuPage County.

  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,367,214 cases, including 22,445 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 33,148 specimens for a total of 23,846,737. As of last night, 1,512 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 10-16, 2021 is 2.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 10-16, 2021 is 2.9%.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate dropped to 3.9% — its lowest point in months, as well.

Vaccination Data

A total of 10,407,841 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 61,275 doses. Yesterday, 32,253 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

More than 64% of individuals 18 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois.

It looks like the IDPH no longer is updating its vaccine allocations page, most likely because supply has eclipsed demand. The last update to the page was May 3.

*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.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

Previous Post

Vaccination Information Resources