Here’s what to know about the uptake of bivalent boosters in Illinois, as well as the latest COVID-19 community levels, case rates, hospitalizations and deaths in St. Clair County and statewide.
(CHICAGO) The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed 17,373 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday from over the past week. That’s less than a 1 percent drop in statewide cases from the previous week. There are now only 3 Illinois counties rated at the High Community Level for COVID-19, down from 20 the week before. An additional 33 counties are at the Medium Community Level, down from 46 the previous week. The other 66 counties are now on the Low Level list. Only one area county, Wayne, is on the High Level list. Those on the Medium Level list are Wabash, Lawrence, Crawford, Cumberland, Coles, Fayette, and Marion. The remaining area counties, Richland, Jasper, Edwards, White, Clark, Effingham, and Clay are now on the Low Level list. The CDC reports that more than 137,000 Illinoisans have received a dose of the new, updated COVID-19 vaccines over the last week.
Illinois health officials reported 17,373 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, along with 62 additional deaths, marking a decrease in cases from a week prior, as three counties within the state remain at a "high" community level for COVID-19. The previous week, Illinois reported 17,584 new cases and 74...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There has been some significant slowing of the spread of COVID-19 in the last week throughout the State of Illinois, even though the number of new cases did not drop much. The Illinois Department of Public Health says only three Illinois counties are now rated at...
SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - The Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC reported Friday that only three counties across the state are considered at high risk for COVID-19. There are now only 33 counties listed at the medium-level risk for COVID. The counties listed at high community level are Ford, Jefferson, and Wayne.
CASEY & OLNEY, Ill. (WTHI)- The state of Illinois is distributing $371 million of Covid-19 relief money. One of the lucky grantees is the city of Casey. The state awarded the city $356,541.79. The city's mayor knows exactly where that money is going. "We're going to use the largest part...
Illinois reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 17,584 new cases. That's down 11.8% from the previous week's tally of 19,933 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Illinois ranked 21st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a...
When is the best time to get the new COVID booster shots, particularly for people who recently recovered from the virus?. Chicago's top doctor weighed in on that and the effectiveness of the new vaccines. Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today:. Chicago's Top...
Demand remains strong for the new, updated COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for use at the beginning of September. Daily vaccination numbers are at the highest level seen since early February, during the major surge in illnesses caused by the Omicron variant. The announcement comes as 36 counties in...
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved new COVID-19 booster vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. Each is designed to fight a pair of variants plaguing much of the United States and world for the past several months — the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. Here's what...
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The Illinois Department of Public Health is continuing to urge every eligible person to get the updated booster shot from either Pfizer or Moderna. “These new booster shots – designed specifically to offer extra protection from the dominant Omicron strain of the virus – are the latest, most advanced tool to protect Illinois residents from experiencing the worst effects of COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra.