Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,434 new cases, 8 deaths

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,434 new cases, 8 deaths

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 3,434 new COVID circumstances and eight associated deaths Wednesday.

IDPH stated “day by day deaths reported on weekends and originally of the week could also be low” and “these deaths will probably be captured in subsequent days.”

There have been at the least 3,128,134 complete COVID circumstances, together with at the least 33,592 associated deaths within the state for the reason that pandemic started.

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As of Tuesday evening, 700 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 71 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 24 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

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IDPH experiences the seven-day common case fee within the state is at 169 circumstances per 100,000 individuals.

A complete of 21,834,484 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday, and 64.67% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 16,376.

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

COVID-19 circumstances 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 circumstances 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 a little bit 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 fee 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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