CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 3,499 new COVID instances and 15 deaths Friday.
Greater than 27,000 new instances have been reported within the final seven days, in response to the most recent reporting. That is down from 20% the week prior.
There have been at the very least 3,380,095 complete COVID instances within the state for the reason that begin of the pandemic and, at the very least 33,994 associated deaths.
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The Illinois Division of Well being mentioned the day by day case fee per 100,000 individuals is at 33.4.
As of Thursday night time, 1,162 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 131 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 33 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.
A complete of twenty-two,543,715 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 65.07% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 9,891.
The Chicago Division of Public Well being mentioned Thursday Cook dinner County, together with Chicago, are actually within the “medium” COVID-19 group danger degree. In response to the CDC, 25 Illinois counties have a Excessive Neighborhood Degree, down from 32 one week in the past.
CDPH mentioned it nonetheless strongly recommends carrying a masks in public indoor settings.
A Meals and Drug Administration committee cleared the best way Wednesday for Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to be distributed to youngsters 6 months to five years of age.
Elena Rosales did her half to ensure her 6-month-old brother can get vaccinated, collaborating in Lurie Kids’s Hospital’s Moderna vaccine trials for teenagers 5 and beneath.
“We’re happy with her, she wished to be part of it, she was excited to do her responsibility,” mentioned Mariaelena Lozano, her mother or father.
As a result of pharmacists are usually not legally allowed to manage vaccines for teenagers beneath 3, pediatrician workplaces are gearing as much as give it out as early as the tip of subsequent week.
“We now have clinics devoted simply to COVID vaccines, so sufferers can join and are available in, we do the, on a regular basis sometimes,” mentioned Jonathan Necheles of Kids’s Healthcare Associates.
Claire Barnes mentioned she plans to convey her 4-year-old daughter, Maya, in as quickly as she will be able to.
“No hesitancy for the vaccine, however the query is that if there are two out there, which one to get,” Barnes mentioned.
Necheles steered dad and mom decide the one best to get.
“Each vaccines are protected. Pfizer and Moderna, we all know they each produce very robust immunological response, which is essential,” Necheles mentioned.
The unintended effects for each vaccines are gentle, much like adults. The massive distinction between each is the dosage. Pfizer is three doses over a 5-month interval. Moderna two doses, 4 weeks aside.
As a result of solely one-third of youngsters 6 to 11 years previous are absolutely vaccinated, Lurie Kids Hospital infectious medical doctors reminded hesitant dad and mom a number of youngsters proceed to be hospitalized for COVID-19.
“Although most children get gentle sickness, it isn’t true for each child and it is way more nerve-racking for a kid to be within the hospital than it’s for baby to come back to a physician’s workplace and get a vaccine,” mentioned Lurie Kids’s Hospital Infectious Illness Specialist Dr. Invoice Muller.
The ultimate FDA authorization may come any time within the subsequent few days. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention should log off on it, which is predicted someday subsequent week.
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