Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,148 new cases, 10 deaths

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,148 new cases, 10 deaths

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 4,148 new COVID circumstances and 10 deaths Thursday.

There have been at the very least 3,161,606 complete COVID circumstances, together with at the very least 33,653 associated deaths within the state for the reason that pandemic started.

As of Wednesday evening, 799 sufferers in Illinois have been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 81 sufferers have been within the ICU, and 18 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

A complete of 21,998,768 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday, and 64.75% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered each day is 14,050.

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

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s COVID-19 Group Ranges Framework defines “medium” transmission as greater 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 threat. 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 will likely be upgraded in coming days.

“We most likely will flip from low to medium threat,” Arwady stated. “Nevertheless, we’re at the moment solely planning to place masks necessities in place at a excessive threat degree.”

Walgreens stated they’re monitoring the scenario and at the moment maintaining with demand for testing in retailer and with over-the-counter assessments. CVS stated in addition they have assessments and testing out there.

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

“There’s children being uncovered at college, individuals 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 searching 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 check to employers or faculties with a purpose to return.

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

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