Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 5,955 new cases, 15 deaths

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 5,955 new cases, 15 deaths

CHICAGO (TOC) — Illinois reported 5,955 new COVID instances and 15 associated deaths Friday, marking the biggest single-day enhance in instances since February 4.

There have been at the least 3,138,682 complete COVID instances, together with at the least 33,614 associated deaths within the state because the pandemic started.

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As of Thursday night time, 732 sufferers in Illinois had been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 75 sufferers had been within the ICU, and 32 sufferers with COVID-19 had been on ventilators.

A complete of 21,871,464 vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday, and 64.70% of the state’s inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 1,913.

Friday, suburban Cook dinner County moved to a “medium” degree of COVID transmission threat as a result of elevated variety of constructive instances, in keeping with the Cook dinner County Division of Public Well being.

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

Based mostly on the present CDC steering, CCDPH recommends:

carrying a masks indoors to guard these at excessive threat for extreme sickness from a COVID an infection together with adults over the age of fifty, these with underlying medical situations, and the immunocompromised,socializing outdoor if doable and avoiding poorly ventilated indoor settings,getting examined earlier than attending a household or public occasion. Dwelling checks are perfect for this goal,contacting your physician immediately to get therapy for COVID in case you are identified, andgetting any COVID-19 vaccine boosters that you’re eligible for.In suburban Cook dinner County, greater than 1.9 million residents (86% of the inhabitants) have acquired at the least one dose of the vaccine and virtually 1.5 million (65% are absolutely vaccinated, in keeping with well being officers.

Chicago Public Faculties management despatched a letter to households Friday, saying partly: “CPS will proceed doing every little thing doable to offer all college students with the secure, in-person studying atmosphere they want and deserve. You are able to do your half by rigorously monitoring your loved ones’s well being, by guaranteeing that everybody in your family who’s eligible receives their COVID vaccines and boosters, and by signing your youngster up for normal COVID-19 testing in class in case you have not performed so already.”

For the reason that pandemic began, three out of each 1,000 People have died of COVID-19.

Over the past two years, greater than 993,000 have died from the virus. Folks 65 and older accounted for about 3/4 of these deaths.

CDC information additionally exhibits COVID has been the third main reason for dying within the U.S. each in 2020 and 2021.

Moderna’s request for FDA authorization for a COVID vaccine for kids aged 6 months to five years outdated may very well be a game-changer for folks of the 18 million U.S. youngsters who stay unvaccinated. The corporate has requested for emergency authorization for a two-dose vaccine, with pictures given 4 weeks aside.

Pediatricians say the information exhibits the Moderna vaccine to be very efficient at maintaining youngsters out of the hospital and dying. They are saying uncomfortable side effects are not any completely different than different pediatric vaccines

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The seven-day common case charge was reported to be 24.6 instances per 100,000.

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