(*9*)The Illinois Dept. of Public Health says that “daily deaths reported at weekends and early in the week may be low” and “those deaths are recorded in the following days.”
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(*9*)Transmission of COVID-19 was upgraded to a “moderate” danger degree all through the Chicago space earlier this month, however was decreased to the “low” transmission class on Friday, as decided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(*9*)There have been at the very least 3,860,866 whole COVID instances and at the very least 35,423 associated deaths within the state because the pandemic started.
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(*9*)As of Tuesday evening, 1,147 sufferers in Illinois are reported to have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 122 sufferers have been in intensive care and 36 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on air flow.
(*9*)The every day variety of instances per 100,000 inhabitants is 16.7.
(*9*)Chicago’s high physician is asking residents to get their flu photographs earlier than the vacations
(*9*)As the flu ramps up in Chicago and the suburbs, the town’s high physician is urging everybody 6 months and older to get their COVID and flu vaccines earlier than the vacations.
(*9*)dr Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Dept. of Public Health, obtained her Fall 2022 COVID-19 refresher simply earlier than Thanksgiving.
(*9*)She stated she is conscious there’s COVID vaccine fatigue however stated COVID and the flu should not going anyplace – and it’s best to defend your self in opposition to each regularly.
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(*9*)In DuPage County, well being leaders say there was a dramatic improve in pediatric hospitalizations for respiratory diseases.
(*9*)The DuPage County well being system generally says there are not any hospital beds accessible anyplace within the county.
(*9*)Advocate Aurora Health can also be proscribing the variety of hospital guests as a result of there’s a lot flu circulating.
(*9*)Beds are full at Chicago’s Saint Anthony Hospital, one of many few group hospitals within the space with its personal kids’s ward. Likewise the emergency room. RSV, COVID and now a rising variety of flu instances are pushing the small hospital again into catastrophe planning.
(*9*)”We went from crisis to crisis,” stated Raquel Prendkowski, St. Anthony’s chief nursing officer. “It’s hard to deal with.”
(*9*)St. Anthony is on the border between Little Village and North Lawndale. It serves a minority, the Medicaid inhabitants, and like many hospitals, it additionally struggles with workers shortages.
(*9*)”You have the bigger hospitals that have the bells and whistles and aren’t able to staff,” Prendkowski stated. “What does that say for smaller hospitals?”
(*9*)In order not to be overwhelmed within the coming weeks, hospital officers are pushing to get extra individuals vaccinated in opposition to the flu and COVID. Refreshment charges amongst Black and Latino residents stay low. As with varied COVID waves, the hospital is working with group organizations like church buildings to encourage individuals to get vaccinated.
(*9*)”Just like God’s word to us, it is part of our sermons every Sunday,” stated Rev. Robin Hood of Greater Rock MB Church.
(*9*)St. Anthony officers say group partnerships are essential as a result of they are saying individuals are affected by vaccine fatigue and want to hear the significance of vaccinations from individuals they belief.
(*9*)”I think there might be messaging congestion, they almost stop at one point,” stated James Sifuentes, Senior VP Mission & Community Development in St. Anthony.
(*9*)As St. Anthony prepares for the worst within the brief time period, they’re hoping to get as many individuals as attainable to get vaccinated this weekend. His clinic is open to the general public all day on Friday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
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