COVID-19 UPDATE: Could We Be Facing Flu 'Twindemic'?; 142 Cases, 2 Deaths in Kane; ER Visits Dropping Nationwide

COVID-19 UPDATE: Could We Be Facing Flu ‘Twindemic’?; 142 Cases, 2 Deaths in Kane; ER Visits Dropping Nationwide



OVERVIEW: U.S. ER Cases Down, Deaths Still Rising; Italy Requires Proof of Vaccination; Idaho Hospitals Rationing Care

CDC: The current seven-day moving average of daily new cases (136,558) decreased 12.7% compared with the previous seven-day moving average (156,341). The current seven-day moving average is 99.3% higher than the value observed approximately one year ago (68,527 new cases on July 20, 2020).

The current seven-day moving average is 46.2% lower than the peak observed on Jan. 10, 2021 (254,016) and is 1,076.0% higher than the lowest value observed on June 18, 2021 (11,613).

The Italian government has approved a decree making it mandatory for all public and private sector workers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection, Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a news conference on Thursday, CNN and many others report.

Hospitals throughout Idaho are now allowed to ration medical care as the state expands its “crisis standards of care” criteria in the face of overwhelming coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, the New York Times reports.


KANE COUNTY: 142 New Cases, 2 Deaths Today; Health Department Handling Rush as Sunday Deadline Nears

Kane County recorded another tough day in the battle against the coronavirus, with 142 new cases and two additional deaths, according to data posted on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

The Kane County totals since the pandemic began are 65,287 cases and 840 COVID-19 deaths.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate continues to go down slowly. The IDPH posted the rate at 4.6%.

To date, 54.70% of Kane County residents are fully vaccinated.


STATE OF ILLINOIS: 4,349 New Cases, 41 Deaths; Chicago Medical Experts Warn of Flu ‘Twindemic’

Medical experts warn the approaching flu season could be particularly severe, renewing fears of a potential “twindemic,” with COVID-19 still spreading in the Chicago area and across the country, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The IDPH today reported 4,349 new COVID-19 cases and 41 additional deaths, for totals of 1,586,741 positive cases and 24,492 deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane-DuPage Region 8 is showing 25% of intensive care beds are available at this time, an uptick of 1% since yesterday.

Statewide, 54.21% of the population is fully vaccinated.


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