Coronavirus Illinois update today: IL reports 1,990 new cases, 0 new deaths as COVID vaccine booster shots arrive in Chicago

Coronavirus Illinois update today: IL reports 1,990 new cases, 0 new deaths as COVID vaccine booster shots arrive in Chicago

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 1,990 new COVID instances and 0 new deaths Tuesday.

The state additionally reported the next new instances and deaths over the Labor Day weekend:

-3,040 new instances, 12 new deaths on Saturday

-2,133 new instances, 0 new deaths on Sunday

– 2,715 new instances, 0 new deaths on Monday

The Illinois Dept. of Public Well being says “each day deaths reported on weekends and firstly of the week could also be low” and “these deaths might be captured in subsequent days.”

The video from the participant above is from a earlier report.

There have been at the very least 3,706,263 whole COVID instances within the state for the reason that begin of the pandemic and at the very least 34,759 associated deaths.

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As of Monday evening, 1,234 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 125 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 38 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

The each day case price per 100,000 inhabitants is at 26.2.

A complete of 23,253,568 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday and 65.54% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered each day is 3,293.

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The Meals and Drug Administration cleared the way in which for a brand new booster with the hope of stopping a predicted fall and winter surge.

“These vaccine formulations will include in opposition to the unique pressure of the virus in addition to the latest Omicron strains,” mentioned Dr. Benjamin Singer, with Northwestern Medication.

The up to date booster will exchange the present booster and is just for individuals who have already taken their main doses. The federal company mentioned the modified vaccine must be taken two months after your final shot. Nevertheless, the FDA didn’t give a advice on a timeframe when you have had COVID not too long ago, though, docs predict it might be related.

“I assume should you’ve had current COVID an infection, so long as it is greater than two months after an infection, you must get the shot,” mentioned Dr. Max Brito, a UIC infectious illness specialist.

Pfizer’s new booster was accredited for individuals 12 and older and the Moderna shot is cleared for adults older than 18. The FDA has excessive hopes the brand new booster might be higher at stopping an infection and can last more.

The purpose is to maneuver towards an annual tweaked shot, much like the flu.

“The mRNA expertise could be very versatile, so you possibly can tweak a pair issues with the vaccine to get it to be efficient in opposition to a brand new pressure,” Brito mentioned.

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Up to now, The U.S. authorities has purchased over 170 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s up to date vaccine.

The Illinois Division of Well being additionally mentioned they count on 580,000 doses of the brand new Bivalent vaccines within the first week, along with the 150,000 doses already going to Chicago.

The precise supply schedule is being finalized however officers mentioned the vaccine might be out there at pharmacies, hospitals and different healthcare suppliers.

The large problem for well being departments and docs is convincing individuals to get the shot. Present booster charges stay low at 48.5% nationally and solely 38.6% in Chicago.

IDPH mentioned one of the best ways to find a vaccine supplier close to you, as soon as accredited by the CDC, might be to go to vaccines.gov and seek for the Bivalent booster availability.

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