Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,047 new cases, 9 deaths

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,047 new cases, 9 deaths

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 4,047 new COVID circumstances and 9 deaths Tuesday.

There have been at the least 3,151,710 whole COVID circumstances, together with at the least 33,629 associated deaths within the state because the pandemic started.

The seven-day common case charge was reported to be 30.3 circumstances per 100,000.

As of Monday night time, 733 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 78 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 24 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators. IDPH reviews 25% of ICU beds throughout the state can be found.

A complete of 21,966,014 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Sunday, and 64.73% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered each day is 14,997.

DuPage County and suburban Prepare dinner County have moved to a “medium” degree of COVID transmission danger because of the elevated variety of constructive circumstances, in accordance with well being officers.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s COVID-19 Group Ranges Framework defines “medium” transmission as larger than 200 circumstances per 100,000 residents, and as of Thursday, suburban Prepare dinner County is reporting 210 circumstances per 100,000 residents within the final 7 days, well being officers stated.

Case numbers, new hospital admission and beds occupied by COVID sufferers are the three metrics utilized by the CDC to find out if a county is low, medium or excessive danger. Hospitalizations in Prepare dinner and DuPage counties stay low.

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On Tuesday, Chicago Dept. of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady introduced the town’s distinction of “low” for COVID transmission can be upgraded in coming days.

“We in all probability will flip from low to medium danger,” Arwady stated. “Nonetheless, we’re at the moment solely planning to place masks necessities in place at a excessive danger degree.”

Walgreens stated they’re monitoring the state of affairs and at the moment maintaining with demand for testing in retailer and with over-the-counter checks. CVS stated additionally they have checks and testing out there.

With COVID is on the rise throughout the Chicago space, Wellness Residence on Halsted stated they’ve seen extra folks searching for COVID testing not too long ago.

“There’s youngsters being uncovered in school, folks being uncovered at occasions, there are people who find themselves being uncovered by members of the family,” nurse practitioner Debbie Conti stated.

Whereas Conti is hopeful, she and the remainder of the workers are making ready for much more sufferers looking for testing in the event that they have been uncovered or unwell, and once more when they’re higher, to indicate proof of a unfavorable COVID take a look at to employers or faculties in an effort to return.

“I hope we’re capable of management it and scale back the results on society and reduces deaths,” Conti stated, “as a result of there are complicated outcomes and there is long-term COVID. You need to keep away from all that.”

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