COVID Update: IL reports 5,820 new cases, 9 deaths; risk level lowered in some Chicago area counties

COVID Update: IL reports 5,820 new cases, 9 deaths; risk level lowered in some Chicago area counties

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 5,820 new COVID circumstances and 9 new deaths Friday because the virus transmission degree was lowered in a number of west suburban counties.

The CDC lowered DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Grundy and LaSalle counties again to “medium” threat of transmission. All of the others within the Chicago space stay “excessive,” apart from Kankakee County, which is “low.”

Final week, almost all Illinois counties within the Chicago space had been at excessive threat.

There have been no less than 3,318,982 whole COVID circumstances within the state for the reason that begin of the pandemic and, no less than 33,853 associated deaths.

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As of Thursday night time, 1,227 sufferers in Illinois had been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 114 sufferers had been within the ICU, and 35 sufferers with COVID-19 had been on ventilators. IDPH stories 19% of ICU beds can be found.

IDPH officers reported a seven-day case common of 36.6 per 100,000 individuals.

A complete of twenty-two,402,533 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 64.98% of the state’s inhabitants is totally vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 12,375.

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