COVID Update: IL reports 5,403 new cases, 15 deaths; Cook County at medium level

COVID Update: IL reports 5,403 new cases, 15 deaths; Cook County at medium level

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 5,403 new COVID instances and 15 new deaths Friday.

IDPH stated “every day deaths reported on weekends and in the beginning of the week could also be low” and “these deaths will likely be captured in subsequent days.”

There have been at the very least 3,462,948 complete COVID instances within the state for the reason that begin of the pandemic and, at the very least 34,198 associated deaths.

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The Illinois Division of Well being stated the every day case charge per 100,000 individuals is at 30.9.

As of Thursday night time, 1,309 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 149 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 47 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators. Well being officers say 22% of hospital beds can be found.

A complete of twenty-two,731,250 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 65.19% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered every day is 7,700.

Prepare dinner County is again at a medium COVID neighborhood stage, primarily based on Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention metrics, the Chicago Division of Public Well being introduced Friday.

It’s encouraging to see the County COVID-19 Stage drop to Medium once more, however I ask Chicagoans to stay cautious as we stay close to the Excessive Stage threshold.

Preserve sporting your masks in public indoor settings, keep residence in case you are sick, and stand up to this point on vaccination. https://t.co/cBySTw5p7y

— Dr. Allison Arwady (@DrArwady) July 8, 2022

“It is encouraging to see the County COVID-19 Stage drop to Medium once more, however I ask Chicagoans to stay cautious as we stay close to the Excessive Stage threshold,” CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady stated.

For the previous two weeks, Prepare dinner County had been within the excessive COVID-19 stage, as each COVID-19 instances and regional hospitalization metrics remained simply above the brink for the medium stage.

Will County has additionally moved from excessive to medium this week, whereas Lake and DuPage counties stay at a excessive stage.

At a medium COVID-19 stage, individuals ought to masks indoors, take a look at within the case of any signs or identified exposures, and guarantee they’re up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, together with boosters.

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