COVID-19 UPDATE: 3 in 10 Adults Say They Probably Won't Get Vaccinated; 1 Kane Death Over Weekend; Delta Variant Hardens Divide

COVID-19 UPDATE: 3 in 10 Adults Say They Probably Won’t Get Vaccinated; 1 Kane Death Over Weekend; Delta Variant Hardens Divide



OVERVIEW: 3 in 10 Adults Say They Won’t Get Vaccine; White House Renews COVID Vaccine Push; 125 Infected at Texas Church Camp

Reuters: U.S. President Joe Biden will encourage Americans who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their shots to protect themselves from the widely-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, the White House said today.

In a case similar to that reported in Illinois a few weeks ago, a Texas church’s summer camp has ended with 125 kids testing positive for COVID-19, according to USA Today and other news outlets.

The Delta variant is hardening a divide between people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who aren’t, prompting hospitals to brace for new case surges and health authorities to redouble vaccination efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal and other sources.

ABC News: Three in 10 adults in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they have not gotten a coronavirus vaccine and definitely or probably will not get one.

An Australian Formula 1 race set for November has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, according to Fox News and other sources.

The world has passed the 4 million mark in COVID-19 deaths, according to Worldometer.

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 33 Cases, 1 Death Since Friday

Kane County recorded just 33 new cases but did suffer one COVID-19 death since Friday, when data was last reported on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

The totals since the pandemic began are 59.597 positive cases and 812 COVID-19-related deaths.

The county’s seven-day test positivity rate remains at 1.4%, despite recording zero new cases on Saturday, July 3.

According to the IDPH, there have been 523,234 vaccine doses administered in Kane County so far — getting close to matching the county’s population, which the IDPH reports as 534,216.

The IDPH shows 354,924 Kane County residents have been fully vaccinated — about 47.72% of the totals population.

COVID-19 STATE OF ILLINOIS: 1,221 Cases, 27 Deaths Over Long Weekend

Illinois has record 27 COVID-19-related deaths and 1,577 new cases since Friday.

The Daily Herald reports that Illinois health officials reported no COVID-19 deaths Monday, the first time that’s happened since March 16, 2020. The DH also says that goose egg comes with an asterisk, due to slim reporting over the holiday weekend.

The statewide totals are 1,393,773 positive cases and 23,272 deaths since the pandemic began.

According to the IDPH, 6,226,909 Illinoisans are fully vaccinated — about 48.87% of the population.

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