(Chicago, IL) As Illinois dropped it’s statewide indoor and school masking mandates…Covid metrics continued to decline. Statewide Covid hospitalizations have dropped below the 1-thousand mark for the first time since late July. Covid ICU patients statewide have also dropped to levels not seen since July 25th. Here in the Lake and McHenry County region, 66 hospital beds are being used by Covid patients, the lowest number since early November. Sunday’s 816 cases were the lowest daily number since July 20th.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (3-1-22)