Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 3,002 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths as state addresses signs of virus resurgence – WLS-TV

Area 1, the Northern portion of the state consisting of Rockford and surrounding neighborhoods, has actually seen 8 days of increasing healthcare facility bed use and six days of increasing test positivity.Within the previous 24 hours, laboratories have reported screening 76,774 specimens for an overall of 19,972,391 considering that the pandemic began.The initial seven-day statewide test positivity from March 19-25 is 3.3%.” The federal government is predicting that Illinois will receive nearly 1 million doses next week for circulation, an all-time high.Residents need to call their local health department to discover whether they have broadened eligibility.” While all communities will continue to get their baseline allocation of dosages, brand-new doses above that standard will be assigned to high-demand areas where at-risk qualified locals face long waits for appointments.Mobile rapid response vaccination groups will deploy over the next two weeks in 5 counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a requirement to administer dosages rapidly to blunt increasing trends. Appointments will be collaborated by the local health department.Residents of Region 1 are also encouraged to go to the existing mass vaccination website set up in Winnebago County.While Illinois is on pace to reach 70% first dosages for locals 65 years and older in the coming days, IDPH is keeping an eye on a boost in brand-new health center admissions for COVID, which will need to be properly addressed and dealt with prior to moving into the Bridge Phase. IDPH epidemiologists will continue to focus on the most current 10 days to keep an eye on any acute trends that avoid the state from reaching the Bridge Phase.Chicago loosens COVID outside constraints, preserve most indoor rulesEven with COVID cases rising, Chicago health officials announced Thursday they are loosening up limitations on outside activities and spaces.The deaths reported Friday include:- Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 women 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 women 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s- Johnson County: 1 male 60s- Kane County: 1 male 70s- Lake County: 1 male 60s- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s- Lee County: 1 male 60s- Macoupin County: 1 female 60s- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s- Marshall County: 1 female 30s- McLean County: 1 male 90s- Peoria County: 1 male 60s- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s- St. Clair County: 2 males 60s, 2 women 80s- Will County: 1 male 70s

CHICAGO (WLS)– The Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 3,002 new confirmed and likely cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths Friday, as the state started doing something about it to attend to first indications of a possible revival of the virus.IDPH reported an overall of 1,232,900 COVID-19 cases, consisting of 21,203 deaths, since the beginning of the pandemic.As of Thursday night, 1,302 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the health center with COVID-19. Of those, 264 clients were in the ICU and 120 clients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.RELATED: Illinois COVID vaccine map demonstrates how numerous locals immunized by countySince March 8, Illinois has seen 10 days of increases in the seven-day rolling average for healthcare facility admissions. The COVID-19 test positivity on March 10 was 2.5%. Todays reported test positivity is 3.3%. While these rates are definitely significantly lower than the peak, they represent a prospective early indication about a possible resurgence.Chicago has actually seen its day-to-day case rate increase by nearly 50% given that recently, in addition to 6 days of boosts in test positivity. Suburban Cook County has seen its daily case rate increase more than 40%, in addition to 9 days of increasing hospital bed usage. Area 1, the Northern part of the state including Rockford and surrounding neighborhoods, has seen 8 days of increasing medical facility bed use and 6 days of increasing test positivity.Within the previous 24 hours, laboratories have reported screening 76,774 specimens for a total of 19,972,391 since the pandemic began.The initial seven-day statewide test positivity from March 19-25 is 3.3%. For the past 14 days, test positivity has either held consistent or increased each day, climbing from 2.5% to 3.3%. Gov. Pritzker gets COVID vaccineA total of 6,146,815 doses of vaccine have actually been delivered to service providers in Illinois, consisting of Chicago, with an additional 414,900 dosages designated to federal government partners for long-lasting care centers, bringing the total number delivered in Illinois to 6,561,715. An overall of 5,281,618 vaccines have actually been administered in Illinois since Thursday night, including 364,302 for long-lasting care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,449 dosages. There were 126,710 doses reported administered in Illinois Thursday.RELATED: Illinois coronavirus screening: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaThe IDPH said it is dealing with the federal government on possible disparities in the reporting of the number of vaccines administered. IDPH stated it is possible the number of doses administered is underreported and that it will upgrade its data if an inconsistency is found.To address a worrying possible pattern in increasing COVID hospitalizations and case rates, the state of Illinois is releasing Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties and broadening vaccine eligibility where need appears to have subsided. The Illinois Department of Public Health has seen vaccine demand sluggish in a number of counties throughout the state, with early signs of unfilled appointments and increased vaccine inventory. IDPH is licensing those communities to start immunizing all residents 16 and older at their instant discretion, in order to utilize the vaccine doses they currently have offered.” Recent increases in healthcare facility admissions and test positivity are concerning brand-new developments and we dont wish to go down the same course weve seen prior to and experience a renewal in the pandemic, which is why Governor Pritzker directed us to utilize all our resources to halt these upticks,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “We can not move forward if our metrics are going backwards. The vaccine will assist get us to the end of the pandemic, however we require to continue to decrease spread of the infection by wearing a mask, preventing large crowds, keeping 6 feet of distance, getting tested after seeing others, and getting immunized as quickly as possible.” The federal government is projecting that Illinois will get nearly 1 million doses next week for circulation, an all-time high.Residents must contact their local health department to learn whether they have actually broadened eligibility.” The number one objective for the state is to get as lots of people vaccinated, as rapidly and safely as possible in order to stay ahead of variants,” Ezike stated. “This shift resembles what we saw when expanding vaccine eligibility from Phase 1B to Phase 1B+ where some parts of the state were ready to move on, while others were not. Each county is regional and various health departments understand better how to vaccinate people in their communities as soon as and as equitably as possible.” While all communities will continue to get their standard allocation of dosages, new dosages above that standard will be designated to high-demand locations where at-risk qualified residents deal with long waits for appointments.Mobile fast response vaccination teams will deploy over the next two weeks in five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have figured out there is a requirement to administer doses rapidly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be supplying single-shot Johnson & & Johnson vaccine to county locals. Consultations will be coordinated by the local health department.Residents of Region 1 are likewise motivated to visit the existing mass vaccination site established in Winnebago County.While Illinois is on rate to reach 70% first doses for homeowners 65 years and older in the coming days, IDPH is monitoring an increase in brand-new hospital admissions for COVID, which will require to be properly addressed and solved before moving into the Bridge Phase. IDPH epidemiologists will continue to focus on the most current 10 days to keep an eye on any intense patterns that avoid the state from reaching the Bridge Phase.Chicago loosens up COVID outside constraints, keep most indoor rulesEven with COVID cases rising, Chicago health authorities revealed Thursday they are loosening constraints on outside activities and spaces.The deaths reported Friday consist of:- Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 women 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 women 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s- Johnson County: 1 male 60s- Kane County: 1 male 70s- Lake County: 1 male 60s- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s- Lee County: 1 male 60s- Macoupin County: 1 female 60s- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s- Marshall County: 1 female 30s- McLean County: 1 male 90s- Peoria County: 1 male 60s- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s- St. Clair County: 2 males 60s, 2 women 80s- Will County: 1 male 70s
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