IL COVID update today: IL reports 3,735 new coronavirus cases, 26 new deaths; CDC eases quarantine, testing recommendations

IL COVID update today: IL reports 3,735 new coronavirus cases, 26 new deaths; CDC eases quarantine, testing recommendations

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 3,735 new COVID circumstances and 26 deaths Friday.

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

There have been at the least 3,620,877 whole COVID circumstances within the state because the begin of the pandemic and at the least 34,539 associated deaths.

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As of Thursday evening, 1,471 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 181 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 67 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators. Well being officers say 18% of ICU beds can be found.

The day by day case fee per 100,000 inhabitants is at 32.5

A complete of 23,114,591 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday and 65.42% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 8,829.

CDC drops ‘test-to-stay’ advice Chicago Public Colleges deliberate to make use of this fall

That test-to-stay protocol, which the CDC not recommends, is one thing CPS heavily-invested in, and now the district is reviewing whether or not practices may change.

At a West Facet back-to-school occasion college students and oldsters have been anticipating a unique type of college 12 months.

“We hope that that is going to be as near a traditional 12 months as attainable. We’re all vaxxed and boosted and have been out and about,” stated Edna Navarro-Vidaurre, CPS father or mother.

“As an educator, I’m so excited simply that we’re capable of take all the pieces simply as soon as once more to the following degree,” stated Charles Anderson, principal of Michele Clark Magnet Excessive College.

The CDC is now easing suggestions together with for unvaccinated folks, saying they not want to remain dwelling after publicity to COVID in the event that they don’t have any signs. As a substitute, masking is beneficial for 10 days and testing after 5.

The steering means all People, vaccinated or not, not have to quarantine as a precaution.

“It looks like these suggestions are extra about private duty at this level,” stated Dr. Zachary Rubin, scientific immunologist at Oak Brook Allergists. “That’s regarding, although, for people who find themselves immune compromised or aged who’re extra vulnerable.”

The CDC additionally not recommending day by day COVID college testing, referred to as “test-to-stay,” which for Chicago Public Colleges permits unvaccinated college students who’re shut contacts of a constructive case to attend class with a unfavorable check in the event that they’re asymptomatic.

This week, CPS touted its growth of test-to-stay.

CPS stated it is now “reviewing [the] newly-released CDC-guidance and can work in partnership with … well being specialists … to find out how … present practices and plans may change.”

However the lecturers union is looking on CPS to honor their security settlement, saying it is going to guarantee a profitable college 12 months.

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