Illinois Covid Update Today: IL reports 2,838 new coronavirus cases, 102 deaths; The South African variant has been confirmed in the state by IDPH

Chicago (WLS) – A South African variant of the Covid-19 has been found in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday diagnosed a resident of Island Island with co-infected people in the state. The first case of BR.3.351 has been confirmed. The state currently has 22 cases of B1.1.7 from the United Kingdom.

Doctors say that perhaps the diversity of South Africa has spread across the state.

Chief Dr .. Mary Hayden said that the concern is that some of these types seem to be popping up more often, as I have said, indicating that there is something about them, which gives them an advantage over other versions of Kovid. Is. Department of Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center.

Both types spread more quickly, and there could be an increase in cases of the virus or another, health officials said.

“The South African type is a bit more problematic. It reduces the vaccine’s ability to suppress antibodies. But it doesn’t completely eliminate it,” said Dr. A.S. Said Anthony Fauci. And infectious diseases.

Doctors said vaccine manufacturers are starting to tweak the dose to keep the change going. However, they reminded people of the urgent need to wear face masks, stay away from social distance, limit individual gatherings outside the house of all sizes and get vaccinated when it is your turn.

Meanwhile, health officials in Illinois reported 2,825 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths on Thursday.

The total number of cases in Illinois is now 115,55,833, with a total of 1ID, 8411 deaths, while the Kovid-1p epidemic has started.

In the last 24 hours, laboratories have recorded 96,525 samples out of a total of 16,918,910.

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As of Wednesday night, 1,954 patients in Illinois were found to be in hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 448 patients were in the ICU and 227 patients were on a ventilator with COVID-19.

The probability of an initial seven-day statewide exam from February 4-10-10 is 3.9%.

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A total of 1,929,850 doses of the vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago, bringing the total number of additional 456,100 doses allocated to federal government partners for long-term care facilities to 2,385,950 in Illinois.

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IDPH says vaccine delivery numbers are recorded in real-time and vaccine administration numbers are at 72-hour intervals.

IDPH reports that a total of 1,549,108 vaccine doses have been given, including 226,974 in long-term facilities. The seven-day rolling average of administered vaccines is 56,094.

Chicago and area counties will not extend 1B eligibility

The state as a whole can expand on who is eligible to be vaccinated in Group 1B, not one of the City of Chicago and Caller County will claim it.

“We vaccinated as soon as the supply was approved,” said Tony Prekwinkle, president of Cook County. “And now we’re in a similar situation to LA County, where we’re temporarily shutting down some sites because we’ve run out of our current vaccine supply. While other parts of the state may be ready to move on to the next phase, Chicago and Cook County are not.”

“The expansion of that space will result in our healthcare providers, our seniors, our frontline essential workers facing even greater difficulty in getting vaccinated, and we feel our public is already frustrated,” said Mark Fifster, executive director of the Lake County Department of Health. And a community health center.

“With the current Phase 1B qualification, we don’t have enough supplies. Now, without a significant increase in vaccine availability, it will be more difficult to meet demand,” said Will Olenek, executive director of the Will County Health Department. Was.

“The Dupage County Health Department is still working to understand the governor’s announcement. The Illinois Department of Public Health has shared that they will update their vaccination plan with additional details this weekend. Currently, we focus on vaccinating 270,000 people already in Phase 1B. In addition to health workers in 1a, who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated, the Dupage County Health Department said in a statement.

“We have not made any decision at this time,” the Kane County Health Department said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker and IDPH. Group 1B has been extended to people over 16 years of age as defined by the CDC. In addition, Illinois will also give priority to persons with disabilities, all effective February. 25, Dr. Director of IDPH. Ngozi Isaac acknowledged that there is an issue of continuing supply.

The governor, however, insisted that he was optimistic supply would increase next week, especially with Johnson and Johnson’s vaccines expected to be approved by the end of the month.

“It’s a single dose of vaccine,” Pritzker said. “It will be a big development in the world of vaccines and will help us a lot in getting everyone vaccinated.”

The high risk categories covered in the extension include:

Chronic kidney disease
-CoPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
-Hart condition
Immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant
Pulmonary disease
-Sickle cell disease

A spokesman for the governor said in a statement that the supply of the vaccine has already begun to grow and “should become eligible for vaccination as soon as it becomes the most medically sensitive in our state” in part “because this group includes an disproportionately large number of vulnerable people.

But those included in Group 1B do not include electricians, who were considered essential workers at the onset of the epidemic, and who have worked in hospitals, airports, airfields, water purification plants and helped build temporary hospitals at McCormick’s site.

“We haven’t lost any heartbeat and we’re working every day,” said Don Finn of IBW133. A lot of Covid-19 cases have gone through our membership, and we have had deaths. Our membership. “

Finn said the local 134 has had many conversations with the governor’s office fees, and thought they were making progress on the conference call on Wednesday, but that was not the case.

He said, “You’re telling me that 12,500 electricians shouldn’t be involved because we’ve been doing our job for a day, I don’t buy it.”

Pritzker said he understands his frustration, but even though supply is a big issue, he said Illinois is the 5th most vaccinated nation.

“We have a long way to go, no doubt, everyone is vaccinated, but it’s something that everyone in Illinois should know that things are moving in a positive direction,” Pritzker said.

Local 134 said it should include its members, a union that helped elect the governor.

Government Pritzker visits the Elgin vaccine site

Pritzker gave an update on vaccination efforts from the Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin on Thursday morning.

The human service vaccination site in Elgin has many patients and dozens of staff members. On Thursday morning, 50 patients and staff members received a second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine.

The expansion could nearly double the number of people currently eligible for the vaccine when supply is low, but the governor expressed optimism that deliveries from the federal government will increase significantly in the coming weeks.

“My administration will work closely with all local public health departments to make these high-risk individuals fit into their community vaccination plans in the coming weeks,” Pritzker said.

The deaths reported on Thursday include:

– Clay County: 1 female 80s
– Clinton County: 1 female 80
– Coles County: 1 male 60
– Cook County: 1 male 30, 1 female 40, 1 male 40, 1 female 50, 4 male 50, 6 female 60, 6 male 60, 7 female 70, 7 male 70, 7 female 80, 7 male 80, 4 female 90, 2 males 90
– DeCalb County: 1 female 90s
– Dupage County: 1 female 40, 3 male 70, 1 female 80, 1 male 90
– Green County: 1 female 50s
– Grundy County: 1 male 60

– Jefferson County: 1 male 80
– Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70, 1 female 90s
– Knox County: 1 woman 80s
– Lake County: 1 male 50
– Lawrence County: 1 male 60
– Livingston County: 1 male 80
– Logan County: 1 female 90s
– Marion County: 1 male 70
– McLean County: 1 male 60
– Monroe County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
– Moultry County: 1 male 70
– Randolph County: 1 male 70
– Sangamon County: 1 female 70
– St. Clair County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
– Stephenson County: 1 male 80
– Tazewell County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 50, 1 male 70, 1 female 90s
– Vermillion County: 1 male 70
– W Washington Washington County: 1 female 90s
– Whiteside County: 1 male 60, 1 male 90
– Will County: 1 male 50, 1 male 60, 3 male 70, 1 female 80, 2 female 90s
– Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

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