Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says; Cautious Optimism With Similar Trend Reported Statewide“However, we are a long way from being out of the woods, and it’s really important over these next few weeks and months that we continue to work hard on getting folks vaccinated, getting folks tested, continuing to wear masks, because there’s a long way to come down," Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Nurses In Chicago And Beyond To Hold Day Of Action, Call For Safe Staffing Levels And Protections Amid COVID-19 SurgeSome Chicago nurses say they will unit Thursday for a day of action to keep them, and you, safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Deploying More Than 2,000 Healthcare Workers To Help Staff Overworked Hospitals; Top Doctor Says 'It's Too Soon To Tell' If Latest COVID Surge Has Peaked“With unprecedented numbers of patients being hospitalized, we must do all that we can to keep our healthcare workers and institutions operating and available to all who need medical assistance," Pritzker said.
It May Be Time To Upgrade Masks With Omicron Coronavirus Variant Raging, Illinois' Top Doc SaysAt this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be time to upgrade your mask.
Illinois Department Of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike Warns Hospitals Are At Crisis Point With COVID-19, Vaccination And Masking Are A MustIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike warned Friday that hospitals are at a crisis point amid the current COVID-19 surge, and people must get vaccinated, wear masks, and take precautions.
Illinois Again Reports New Records For Daily COVID Cases And HospitalizationsIllinois is averaging 27,141 new cases per day over the past week, an average which has nearly tripled over the past month.
Illinois To Receive First Doses Of COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments Later This Month“These new oral antivirals add new tools to our toolbox to keep people with COVID-19 out of the hospital,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.
Illinois Reports New Records For Daily COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations As Infections Continue To SurgeThe average number of daily COVID-19 infections has nearly tripled over the past month in Illinois.
Illinois Sets New COVID-19 Hospitalization Record; 'Our Hospitals Are Still Completely Overwhelmed'As of Sunday night, 6,294 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide in Illinois, a 144% increase from one month ago.
Illinois Offering SMART Health Cards To Create QR Code To Prove Vaccination StatusIllinois residents have a new option to show they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 as proof of vaccination mandates are about to go into effect in Chicago and most of suburban Cook County next week.
Illinois Shatters Daily COVID-19 Case Record With More Than 30,000 New InfectionsThe Illinois Department of Public Health reported 30,386 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, blowing past the old record of 21,131 cases by more than 40%.
Illinois Sets New COVID-19 Daily Case Record, With 18,942 New InfectionsIllinois is averaging 12,573 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the past week, more than double the average of 6,119 cases per day at the start of December.
Illinois Reports Most New COVID-19 Cases In 2021; Surpasses 2 Million Total InfectionsIllinois is averaging 11,561 new cases per day over the past week, a 160% increase in the average daily caseload since the start of December.
'Increase Your Vigilance': What Doctors Are Saying About Staying Safe From COVID As The Pandemic Continues Into The Holiday Season"The numbers are going up here in Illinois. We had 5,000 cases in Illinois logged Wednesday. So, it's going in the wrong direction."
Illinois Reports Most New COVID-19 Cases In More Than A Year, As Testing Hits All-Time HighThe Illinois Department of Public Health announced 11,524 new cases were reported on Thursday, which is the highest daily case count this year.