Coronavirus kills 10 more Illinois residents, bringing death toll to at least 22,633
CHICAGO – Ten more Illinois residents have been reported dead from the coronavirus in the past day.
Although COVID-19 continues to kill people, new cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks as more people get vaccinated.
But demand for vaccines has fallen sharply, so officials are trying to make it easier for people to get vaccines. Vaccines have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, and anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to be vaccinated.
However, the majority of people in Chicago and Illinois are not fully immunized: only about 5 million people – or 39.92% of the state’s 12.7 million people – have received all of their COVID shots. -19.
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The state helps community groups organize immunization events. Health services bring vaccines to workplaces, including downtown office buildings. The city has announced that it will bring vaccine vans to festivals and other events.
People who get vaccinated are always the best bet to end the pandemic, reopen businesses and get the world back to normal, officials said. More people getting vaccinated also means there is less chance of COVID-19 variants developing and spreading, which would endanger people and pose a threat to reopening efforts.
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In Illinois, 76,133 doses of vaccine are administered per day, based on a seven-day moving average. Illinois and Chicago administered at least 10,940,769 doses of vaccine out of 13,360,615 provided to them.
Data from the city shows that more than one million Chicagoans – or 40% of all residents – have now been fully immunized. About 50.4 percent of all Chicagoans have had at least one shot. Among Chicagoans aged 65 and older, about 69.7% received at least one dose, while 60.4% completed their vaccination.
The state’s most recent coronavirus victims included eight people from Cook County, including a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 30s.
At least 22,633 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and 2,378 more deaths are likely linked to the virus, according to the state.
The state has reported 933 cases in the past day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to 1,376,441.
Over the weekend, 67 deaths and 2,051 cases were reported.
Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate held steady at 2.2% on Monday with 33,010 tests reported. The figure represents the percentage of people who tested positive among recent tests.
Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests positive, fell to 2.7% on Monday. It was 2.8% on Sunday.
As of Sunday evening, 1,393 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Illinois, including 334 people in intensive care and 180 people using ventilators.
In Chicago, seven deaths and 200 confirmed cases have been reported since Sunday. There have been at least 5,327 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago and 283,334 confirmed cases, according to state data.
The city experiences an average of five deaths per day, up from eight per day the week before.
On average, 268 confirmed cases are reported per day, a decrease of 17% from the previous week. At the same time, tests have dropped 10% from a week ago.
The city’s seven-day positivity rate is 3.1%, down from 3.4% the week before.
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