Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 2,913 cases, 51 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Division of Public Well being officers reported 2,481 new confirmed and possible instances of COVID-19 and 51 associated deaths Thursday.

There have been 1,663,364 whole COVID instances, together with 25,377 deaths within the state because the pandemic started.

The seven-day statewide check positivity fee from Oct. 7-13 is at 2.6 %.

Throughout the previous 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 127,488 specimens for a complete of 33,570,829 because the pandemic started.

As of Wednesday evening, 1,601 sufferers in Illinois had been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 357 sufferers had been within the ICU and 183 sufferers with COVID-19 had been on ventilators.

A complete of 14,964,603 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday. The seven-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 27,559.

In line with the CDC, Illinois is now within the “substantial” stage of COVID-19 transmission class. Illinois is now at 95 new instances per 100,000 folks, just under the “excessive” stage of transmission benchmark.

The CDC director has added frontline staff to the checklist of these eligible for booster photographs, which additionally contains folks 65 and older, nursing dwelling residents and people 50 and above with persistent well being care issues ought to get boosters 6 months after their first dose. The CDC mentioned youthful folks with underlying well being points can determine for themselves.
With the CDC’s advice, hundreds of thousands of Individuals will now eligible for the booster shot, however the head of Pfizer mentioned he believes there’s sufficient provide to deal with these folks and people nonetheless awaiting their preliminary vaccination.

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