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Covid Cases and Hospitalizations Up in Lake County, ICU and Deaths Down

(Waukegan, IL)  Lake County added 189 new Coronavirus cases on Wednesday, but no new fatalities. Illinois Health officials say hospitalizations in the Lake and McHenry County region rose again, despite a small decrease in statewide hospital numbers. ICU availability in the region increased to 23%. Vaccination-wise, around 60% of the Lake County population is considered fully vaccinated, and the county is leading the state in vaccinations for 5-11 year olds, with over 18% of those eligible, receiving their first dose.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (11-18-21)

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