COVID-19 UPDATE: Almost All Deaths, New Cases Among Unvaccinated; Tokyo in State of Emergency; 1 Kane Death; State Hospitalizations Tick Up

COVID-19 UPDATE: Almost All Deaths, New Cases Among Unvaccinated; Tokyo in State of Emergency; 1 Kane Death; State Hospitalizations Tick Up




OVERVIEW: Almost All U.S. COVID Deaths Are Unvaccinated; Tokyo in State of Emergency; Britain Opens Despite Skyrocketing Numbers

White House officials say nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. are taking place among Americans who have yet to receive the vaccine as the delta variant continues to spread, according to The Hill and other media sources.

And an Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows 99.2% of deaths were people who were not fully vaccinated.

The World Health Organization has updated its patient care guidelines to include interleukin-6 receptor blockers, a class of medicines that are lifesaving in patients who are severely or critically ill with COVID-19, especially when administered alongside corticosteroids.

Fans will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics that will open in two weeks, following a state of emergency issued on today, ESPN reports.

England will lift COVID-19 regulations despite skyrocketing case numbers, NBC news reports.Daily cases in the United Kingdom are among the highest in the world after the government eased its lockdown while the highly transmissible delta variant began to dominate.

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 1 New Case, 1 Death Reported Thursday

It’s a testimony to the strange time that we’re in during this pandemic that the Illinois Department of Public Health today reported one new case of COVID-19 and one new death of a Kane County resident.

The totals to date are 59,606 positive cases and 813 deaths attributed to the virus.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate stubbornly remained at 1.4%.

There are now 255,955 full-vaccinated Kane County residents — about 47.91% of the population.

COVID-19 STATE OF ILLINOIS: 617 New Cases, 11 Deaths Thursday; Patients in Hospital Number Rises; Lottery Today

The seven-day COVID-19 hospitalizations rate ticked up for the first time since June 28, vaccination rates dropped to the lowest point since January and the state recorded 617 new cases and 11 deaths while the state did its first drawing for the All In For The Win lottery.

Winners had not been announced as of 4 p.m. today.

Illinois passed a small milestone, as 49.07% of the population is fully vaccinated. The total number of full-vaccinated Illinoisans is 6,249,749, according to data posted by the IDPH.

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