Covid Cases Down, Hospitalizations Level, ICU’s Improve, Vax Crawls Ahead

(Waukegan, IL)  Coronavirus cases fell on average over the long holiday weekend in Lake County. Illinois Health officials say there was an average of 147 cases a day between Saturday and Tuesday, down about 11 a day from the previous weekend. The four day period came with three new fatalities. As for new hospital admissions, the Lake and McHenry County area saw a 2-bed increase on Saturday, but then held steady the other 3 days. ICU’s in the region have 22% of their beds open, the 3rd straight day over the 20% threshold.

Coronavirus vaccinations, meanwhile, have gone back to a slow crawl in Illinois. State health officials say of those 12 and up, who are eligible for a shot, over 6.5-million people (just over 60%) are considered fully vaccinated, while about 8.4-million have received at least one dose. In Lake County, about 393-thousand residents are fully vaccinated, which comes out to about 56.2% of the population.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (9-8-21)