(Chicago, IL) Metrics continue to improve in Illinois when it comes to the latest wave of Covid-19. Statewide hospitalizations have leveled off after a big drop, but currently sit at their lowest number since November 16th (and the lowest since November 24th in the Lake and McHenry County Region). Covid ICU patients sit at their lowest number since November 4th. The 7-day case rate currently sits at its lowest average since early November, with 7-day mortality averages the lowest in just over a month. Just over 71% of the state population that is eligible for a shot is considered fully vaccinated.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (2-18-22)