COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations trend up

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations trend up

As of Tuesday, 1,083 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, down nine from Monday and up 222 from the prior week.

Of the patients in the hospital, 102 were in intensive care units, up 13 from Monday and up 16 from the prior week. Twenty percent of Illinois’ ICU beds were available, down 3 percentage points from the prior week.

There were 33 patients on ventilators, the same as Monday and up 14 from the prior week.

Twenty-three counties are rated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having a “medium” risk of community spread.

IDPH reported 5,763 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Wednesday. The new cases bring the state total to 3,237,287, while the death toll remains at 33,735.

The seven-day average for new cases on Wednesday was 6,006, up 608 from the prior week. The seven-day average for daily deaths is six, down one from the prior week.

The seven-day case rate per 100,000 people is 47.1, up 4.7 from the prior week.

About 81.5 percent of eligible Illinoisans ages 5 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 73.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

Illinois vaccinators have administered 22,127,693 COVID-19 vaccines, including 4,485,090 booster doses. The seven-day average for doses administered is 13,975.

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