COVID-19 UPDATE: Death Toll Nears 4 Million Worldwide; CDC Says Transmission 'Moderate' in Kane County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Death Toll Nears 4 Million Worldwide; CDC Says Transmission ‘Moderate’ in Kane County



OVERVIEW: Death Toll Nearing 4 Million Worldwide; England Could End Restrictions on July 19

Worldwide, coronavirus cases are still on an upswing. (CREDIT: Worldometer)

England is likely to end COVID-19 restrictions by July 19, according to the New York Times and other sources.

Israel has recorded a steep drop in the efficacy rate of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE in preventing coronavirus infections, due to the spread of the delta variant and the easing of government restrictions, Ynet news website reported, citing Health Ministry data.

The world is moving closer to recording 4 million COVID-19 deaths. Worldometer is reporting 184,756,336 total cases and 3,996,314. Despite the distribution of vaccine in many parts of the world, the numbers of new cases worldwide are still trending up.

KANE COUNTY: CDC Data Shows Kane Transmission as ‘Moderate’

As of 1:45 p.m. today (Monday, July 5), the Illinois Department of Public Health has not updated its COVID-19 data since Friday, so above is some Kane County data as posted on the Centers for Disease Control website.

As you can see from the CDC map above, Kane County is categorized in the “moderate” level of outbreak for the period of June 26 to July 2.

There are 236,262 Kane County residents fully vaccinated as of July 4, accounting for 44.4% of the population. There are 313,243 Kane County residents who have had at least one dose of vaccine, or 58.8% of the population.

About 72.4% of residents age 18 and older have had at least one shot.

ILLINOIS: CDC Data Shows State Trending in Positive Direction

Above is the Illinois Synopsis from the CDC website.

As you see by the chart, Illinois is trending in the right direction, with 12 new cases per 100,000 population. That’s a 21% improvement over the previous week.

The number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100 population is down to one in Illinois — 19% lower than the previous week.

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