Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,509 new cases, 3 deaths as cases rise in Chicago

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,509 new cases, 3 deaths as cases rise in Chicago

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 2,509 new COVID instances and three associated deaths Tuesday.

IDPH stated “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 3,124,700 complete COVID instances, together with at the least 33,584 associated deaths within the state because the pandemic started.

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As of Monday night time, 708 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 94 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 33 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

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IDPH experiences the seven-day common case charge within the state is at 24.7 instances per 100,000 folks with 25% of ICU beds accessible.

A complete of 21,812,955 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Monday, and 64.65% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 16,728.

COVID case rise in Chicago not trigger for concern, Arwady says

COVID-19 instances are additionally on the rise within the metropolis as nicely. Chicago Dept. of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady stated Tuesday that the town is now averaging 585 instances a day, up 26% from every week in the past. However she stated that is not trigger for alarm.

“Importantly, we aren’t seeing this surge – even after weeks and weeks of it – I would not even name it a surge, I would name it slightly little bit of a ripple versus a wave,” Arwady stated, “We’re not seeing it flip into the extreme outcomes like we did beforehand.”

Arwady stated COVID hospitalizations in Chicago common simply 10 a day, which is close to the low charge we noticed final summer time. Moreover, COVID deaths in Chicago are the bottom they’ve ever been, averaging one or two every week.

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