All regions of Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties, are on track to enter Phase 5 of Gov J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan on June 11, which will mean no more COVID-19 restrictions and 100% capacity for businesses.
Illinois is currently in the “Bridge Phase,” which is the last phase before Phase 5.
Phase 5 is when the state is fully reopened with no capacity limits. Conventions, festivals and large events can take place as well.
Pritzker said during a press conference on Tuesday that the state is on track metrics-wise to Phase 5. “We’re making remarkable progress in ending the pandemic — a testament to the protective power of vaccines.”
Illinois reported only 478 new cases and nine additional deaths on Wednesday. The state reported a 1.5% positivity rate, which is the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.
On Monday, the state reported 1,031 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, which is the lowest number since the beginning of the pandemic.
More than 11.3 million vaccine doses have been administered to Illinoisans at mass vaccination sites, local health departments, pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, mobile clinics, and other locations across the state.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 51% are fully vaccinated.