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Covid Rates Continue to Fall in Illinois and Lake County

(Chicago, IL)  Covid-19 rates continue to plummet across Illinois, as the state is another day closer to lifting indoor masking mandates. Illinois Health officials say Coronavirus related hospitalizations fell by around 350 over the last week, sitting below 1400 statewide. The Lake and McHenry County region saw a fall of 30 beds in that same time frame, and sit below 100 occupied beds, with 30% of ICU beds now open. Statewide Covid ICU patients sit at their lowest number since early August. As for cases and deaths, the 7-day average for cases is at its lowest number since August 2nd, while the 7 day average for fatalities is at its lowest rate since December 26th.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (2-23-22)

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