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Illinois Health Authority Report 342 New Cases

Illinois Health Authority reported 342 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 37 related deaths Sunday as the state moves toward a full reopening this week. There have been 1,385,245 total COVID cases, including 22,949 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 38,386 specimens for a total of 24,886,002 since the pandemic began. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 30 to June 5, is 1.4%.

The Illinois Health Authority reported 792 patients as of Saturday night in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 212 patients were in the ICU and 117 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. A total of 11,531,838 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Saturday night.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 37,455 doses. There were 48,500 doses reported administered in Illinois Saturday. Illinois Health Authority reported Sunday that more than 68% of adults have received a COVID vaccine and over 51% are fully vaccinated.

Gov. JB Pritzker released guidelines Friday, outlining Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan that will go into effect next Friday. The latest phase marks a full reopening of all businesses and activities across the state since the start of the pandemic.Fully vaccinated people can begin again activates without wearing a mask, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal and territorial laws, rules and regulations. This includes local business and workplace guidance. Traditional conventions, festivals and large events may resume without capacity restrictions.

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