CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 1,377 new COVID instances and nil new deaths Monday.
All the Chicago space is seeing among the lowest COVID neighborhood transmission ranges for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Prepare dinner County and all surrounding counties are all within the inexperienced low-transmission group. The final time it was that low was earlier this yr, in Could.
The Illinois Dept. of Public Well being says “each day deaths reported on weekends and originally of the week could also be low” and “these deaths can be captured in subsequent days.”
There have been not less than 3,754,941 whole COVID instances within the state for the reason that begin of the pandemic and not less than 34,956 associated deaths.
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As of Sunday evening, 971 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 113 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 29 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.
The each day case price per 100,000 inhabitants is at 18.5.
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A complete of 23,653,407 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday and 65.66% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered each day is 24,840.
Native medical doctors make clear Biden’s remarks that ‘pandemic is over’
Native medical doctors are weighing in after President Biden mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic is over. They agree we’re previous the emergency part, however they’ve a warning about this fall and winter.
“The pandemic is just not over, nor ought to our efforts be, we have to keep on high of the virus,” mentioned Dr. Alfredo Mena Lora, an infectious illness specialist at UIC/St. Anthony Hospital.
Infectious illness medical doctors have been fast to make clear President Biden’s remarks throughout a “60 Minutes” interview the place Biden mentioned whereas COVID stays an issue, “the pandemic is over.”
“I feel this was a poorly off the cuff comment that has been taken out of context,” mentioned Dr. Robert Murphy, a professor of infectious illness at Northwestern College.
Medical doctors says whereas the “emergency” part of the pandemic could also be over because of vaccines and coverings, instances around the globe stay excessive sufficient the place the virus continues to fulfill the definition of a pandemic.
“There are loads of infections each day, what is just not listed below are the results of these infections,” Mena Lora mentioned. “Hospitals usually are not the place they have been a yr in the past and that could be a great point.”
And medical doctors say hospitalizations will proceed to stay low if folks get the brand new Omicron-specific vaccine. Some concern Biden’s feedback might deter folks from getting one other shot.
“We’re moving into the suitable route, however this isn’t the time to surrender,” Murphy mentioned. “You surrender from time to time we’re going backwards.”
Medical doctors remind folks final summer time when instances have been down, some have been declaring victory till the delta and omicron waves hit, making final winter the worst of the pandemic.
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