Cook County at 'High Community Level' for COVID-19 as state reports 27,094 new cases since last Friday

6/24/2022 9:40:00 PM

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 27,094 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 82 deaths, since last Friday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 27,094 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 82 deaths, since last Friday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 27,094 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 82 deaths, since last Friday.

COVID-19 cases in the state, including 82 deaths, since last Friday.Kreidler extended two orders on Wednesday; one requiring health insurers to waive co-pays and deductibles for COVID testing, and the other preventing surprise bills for COVID-related lab fees.Live Stream Schedule.Residents should continue to wear a mask indoors, regardless of whether federal officials peg the COVID-19 risk at medium or high, according to Chicago Department of Health officials.

According to the CDC, 20 Illinois counties are rated at ‘High Community Level’ for COVID-19.Forty-seven counties in Illinois are now rated at ‘medium community level.Kreidler has extended the orders countless times since May 2020 for items like waiving co-pays, coronavirus testing and surprise bills.’ The counties listed at ‘High Community Level’ include Cook , DuPage and Lake in northeastern Illinois.A total of 3,407,189 cases, including 34,076 deaths, have been reported in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic."My emergency order provides guidance to health insurers and should help reassure the public that we will take all necessary steps to protect them.As of Friday night, 1,099 individuals in Illinois were in the hospital wit the virus.2 new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents during a seven-day period, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control.

Of those, 114 patients were in the ICU, and 32 were on ventilators.The order on surprise billing applies to any laboratory that provides diagnostic testing for COVID-19.SUBSCRIBE TO FOX 32 ON YOUTUBE FOR MORE CONTENT "With 67 counties at the Medium or High Community Level across Illinois, more than half of the counties in the state remain at an elevated level for community risk," said IDPH Acting Director Amaal Tokars."Everyone should be aware that they can play a part in limiting the spread of the virus.." The IDPH says a total of 22,604,803 vaccines have been administered in Illinois, and the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 8,727 doses.Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at.Last week the case rate was 222, according to CDC data.

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