COVID-19 UPDATES: U.S. Deaths Forecast To Rise; 2 Kane Deaths Friday; 26,062 State Cases Last Week

COVID-19 UPDATES: U.S. Deaths Forecast To Rise; 2 Kane Deaths Friday; 26,062 State Cases Last Week



OVERVIEW: CDC Forecast Shows U.S. Will Continue to Rise; Biden Expected to Announce More Steps to Slow COVID Spread; Schools in Areas of High Vax Rates Doing Well

CDC forecasts show COVID-19 deaths likely will continue to rise, at least through the end of September.

  • The figures show the number of new (top row) and total (bottom row) COVID-19 deaths reported in the United States each week from July 3 through Sept.4 and forecasted through Oct.2.
  • Models make various assumptions about the levels of social distancing and other interventions, which may not reflect recent changes in behavior.

Schools in areas with high vaccination rates have tended to fare relatively well — a hopeful sign for New York City, where 70 percent of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated, though rates vary widely by neighborhood, the New York Times reports.

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 before the U.N. General Assembly meets, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sunday, Reuters reports.

A hospital in upstate New York will put baby deliveries on hold after too many workers in its maternity unit resigned over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to Fox News and local reports.



KANE COUNTY: 154 New Cases, 2 Deaths Today

Kane County recorded 154 new cases and two additional deaths today.

The totals to date are 64,624 positive cases and 835 deaths of Kane County residents since the Illinois Department of Public Health began collecting and reporting data.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate remains at 4.6%.


STATE OF ILLINOIS: 26,062 New Cases, 197 Deaths Since Last Week

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 26,062 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 197 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 62% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 66% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 51% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,564,386 cases, including 24,261 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. 3, 2021, laboratories have reported 578,943 specimens for a total of 29,756,833.  As of last night, 2,346 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 549 patients were in the ICU and 311 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 3-9, 2021 is 4.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 3-9, 2021 is 5.1%.

A total of 14,149,453 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,514 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, September 3, 2021, 143,596 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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OVERVIEW: Biden Issues Vaccine Mandate as Part of 6-Point Plan

President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery, the Chicago Tribune and many other sources report.

Read more about the plan from a variety of news sources:

KANE COUNTY: 120 New Cases, 1 Death; 6 Small Outbreaks So Far at Kane Schools

Kane County today recorded 120 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death, bringing the totals to 64,470 positive cases and 833 deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate stayed at 4.6%.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 289,134 Kane County residents are fully vaccinated, accounting for 54.12% of the population.

Kane School Outbreaks

Kane County schools have recorded six outbreaks as of the week ending Aug. 28, according to data posted Sept. 3 on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s School Outbreaks page.

Data for the previous week is posted each Friday, so the next update will be Friday, Sept. 10.

As of today, the IDPH has reported six small outbreaks at Kane County schools. The largest outbreaks are in the range of five to 10 cases among students and teachers. The level of outbreak was recorded at Holy Angels Catholic School and Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.

Outbreaks of five cases or less were recorded at Fox Meadow Elementary School in District U-46 and Gary D. Wright Elementary School in District 300. During the previous week, outbreaks of five or less were reported at East Aurora School District 131 kindergarten through 12th grade schools and at Kaneland District 302’s John Shields Elementary School.


STATE OF ILLINOIS: 4,741 New Cases, 21 Deaths Statewide

The state of Illinois recorded 4,741 new cases and 21 additional deaths today.

According to the IDPH, the totals to date are 1,559,077 confirmed cases and 24,215 deaths statewide.

ICU bed availability dropped a percentage point today but remains at 26%. The state of Illinois threshold is 20%.

There are 6,827,361 fully-vaccinated Illinoisans, accounting for 53.59% of the population, according to IDPH data.


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