COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. Bell Curve Is Rising Again; 1 Death, Test Positivity Jumps in Kane County; Hospitalizations Rise in Kane-DuPage Region 8

COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. Bell Curve Is Rising Again; 1 Death, Test Positivity Jumps in Kane County; Hospitalizations Rise in Kane-DuPage Region 8



OVERVIEW: U.S. Bell Curve Is Rising Again; FDA Wants Warning Label on J&J Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to put a label on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine warning that it has been linked to rare cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of its nervous system, The Washington Post first reported today.

A new Johns Hopkins coronavirus map shows cases of COVID-19 and its variant strains are rising across the United States.

The U.S. averaged 19,455 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last seven days, a 47.5% increase from the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And 43 states saw an increase in cases last week from the week before, a sign that the pandemic endures in the United States, USA Today reports.

Missouri has seen a nearly 70-percent increase in coronavirus cases in the past week, with 161.7 new cases per 100,000. The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country, with only 37.09 percent of its population fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 44 New Case, 1 Death Over Weekend; Test Positivity Rising

Kane County saw 44 new cases, one additional death and a rising test positivity rate over the weekend.

According to data posted on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, there are now 59,679 positive cases recorded among Kane County residents and 815 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate went up from 1.3% to 1.8% over the past two days.

According to the IDPH, the number of vaccine doses administered in Kane County is getting close to equaling the total population. As of today, the IDPH is showing 528,635 vaccine doses administered. The IDPH reports the population at 534,216.

The Centers for Disease Control dashboard shows that 90% of Kane County residents age 65 and older have now had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 70.3 percent of the population age 12 and older has had at least one dose of vaccine.

COVID-19 STATE OF ILLINOIS: 1,592 New Cases, 27 Deaths Over Weekend; Hospitalizations Up in Region 8

The IDPH reports 1,592 new cases and 27 COVID-19-related deaths since Friday.

The statewide totals to date are 1,397,089 positive cases and 23,324 deaths since the pandemic began.

The seven-day rolling average of patients in the hospital has risen for five straight days in Kane-DuPage Region 8, according to IDPH data.

According to the IDPH, 59.18% of the population age 18 and older is fully vaccinated.

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