Covid Deaths Up Over the Weekend in Lake County, Cases and Hospital Numbers Fall

(Waukegan, IL)  Coronavirus deaths increased over the weekend in Lake County, nearly doubling the monthly toll, even while cases dropped significantly. Illinois Health officials added an average of 72 cases a day between Saturday and Monday, but with 6 reported fatalities. Hospitalizations in the Lake and McHenry County region fell, as did statewide Covid-linked hospital admissions. Overall hospitalizations for Coronavirus fell by about 40 over the weekend, and are at their lowest levels since early August.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (10-19-21)