CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite mass vaccination efforts, the state is still seeing more than 2,000 COVID cases in Illinois.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 2,102 new cases were confirmed with an additional 11 new deaths. The IDPH said as of now, there have been a total of 1,258,736 coronavirus cases reported in the state.READ MORE: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan To Update Affordable Housing Requirements For Developers As City Council Resumes In-Person Meetings
The state’s health department also reported that on Sunday, 27,248 doses were reported administered in Illinois. But the reporting by some providers may be delayed for Easter Sunday holiday.
The seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 3.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 4.5%.READ MORE: Matteson, Tinley Park Now Have Walk-In COVID Vaccine Sites, Open Through Saturday
On Sunday, the IDPH reported 2,839 new COVID cases and 13 additional deaths.
The IDPH said more than 80 counties have now expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Illinois residents 16 years and older.MORE NEWS: COVID In Illinois: 2,765 New Cases, 28 Additional Deaths
All Illinois residents will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine starting next Monday, April 12, 2021. That means all state-supported mass vaccination sites, local health departments, pharmacy partners – every jurisdiction that gets its vaccine from the state’s allocation – will be instructed to fully open eligibility.