COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccine For Children Coming Soon; U.S. Averaging 2,012 New Deaths a Day; 25,956 New Illinois Cases Last Week

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccine For Children Coming Soon; U.S. Averaging 2,012 New Deaths a Day; 25,956 New Illinois Cases Last Week



OVERVIEW: Vaccine For Children Coming Soon; U.S. Averaging 2,012 New Deaths a Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on several Sunday-morning news shows urged Americans to be patient as they await FDA and CDC approval for COVID-19 booster shots for people under the age of 65. An FDA advisory panel on Friday recommended that those who received the Pfizer vaccine get a booster dose if they are over 65 or are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19.

Chris Rock revealed that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in a message urging his followers on Twitter to get vaccinated, according to Fox News and multiple sources.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that a COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 12 would be available in the fall, according to the Insider and other sources.



OVERVIEW: FDA Panel Votes Down Boosters for 16-And-Older

A scientific advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday overwhelmingly recommended against approving a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, but indicated it would be open to boosters for older people, The Associated Press and other media sites report.

Earlier this week, California dropped from “high” to “substantial” virus spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It later bounced back up, but total new cases per 100,000 residents are still lower than any other state. The change in CDC designation — a barometer of how well states are doing in combating the virus — was celebrated by public health officials, who suggested it was a signal that California could be close to a turning point, the Washington Post reports.

Humans aren’t the only ones who have to worry about COVID-19. A number of lions and tigers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., are now being treated for the virus, NPR reports.


KANE COUNTY: 112 New Cases, 2 More Deaths Today; 13 Small School Outbreaks So Far

Kane County recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths today. It was the second day in a row that the county tallied two deaths.

According to data posted on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, Kane County’s totals to date are 65,399 positive cases and 842 COVID-19 deaths.

The county’s seven-day test positivity rate is down to 4.4%.

About 54.76% of Kane County’s 534,216 residents are fully vaccinated.

The IDPH today reports 13 outbreaks in Kane County schools so far, with three new outbreaks reported this week — two in Elgin and one in Batavia. All three were elementary schools.

An outbreak is defined as two or more cases among unrelated students or staff.

STATE OF ILLINOIS: 25,956 New Cases, 285 Deaths Over Past Week

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

From Thursday to Friday, the state tallied 3,601 new cases and 54 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,590,342 cases, including 24,546 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Since reporting on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, laboratories have reported 638,918 specimens for a total of 30,395,751.

As of last night, 2,082 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 275 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 10-16, 2021 is 4.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 10-16, 2021 is 4.4%.

More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 63%% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

A total of 14,284,288 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,292 doses. Since reporting on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, 142,041 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

All data are provisional and will change.  Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at


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