COVID Update: IL reports 5,659 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths; Chicago area counties ‘high’ risk

COVID Update: IL reports 5,659 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths; Chicago area counties ‘high’ risk

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 5,659 new COVID circumstances and eight deaths Friday, a day after the CDC upgraded the danger of transmission to “excessive” for a number of Chicago space counties.

Prepare dinner, DuPage, Lake (IL), McHenry, Will and Grundy counties all appeared as “excessive” on the CDC’s map when it was up to date Thursday afternoon. The CDC recommends folks put on masks indoors in areas with “excessive” transmission.

There have been at the very least 3,286,377 complete COVID circumstances as of Friday, together with at the very least 33,806 associated deaths within the state for the reason that pandemic started.

As of Thursday night time, 1,136 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 123 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 35 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators. IDPH stories 21% of ICU beds can be found.

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IDPH officers reported a seven-day case common of 41.3 per 100,000 folks.

A complete of twenty-two,310,797 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 64.79% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 15,759.

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