By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– The Department of Health reported a big jump in COVID cases across the city.

Chicago is now averaging 903 new coronavirus cases every day. That’s up 73% from last week.

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Loyola University Medical Center just successfully treated and discharged it’s 2000th COVID patient. It comes as 35 new COVID patients were admitted to the hospital. That’s a jump of 169% in a month.

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However, hospitalizations in the city are down about 40%.

One area of concern is Region 7, which includes hospitals in Will and Kankakee counties. Less than 7% of ICU beds are now available there.

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That’s the lowest in the state.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff