COVID-19 UPDATE: 180 New Cases in Kane County; 4,989 New Illinois Cases; 14,561 New Cases in Michigan

COVID-19 UPDATE: 180 New Cases in Kane County; 4,989 New Illinois Cases; 14,561 New Cases in Michigan

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OVERVIEW: 3 Doses To Be ‘Fully Vaccinated’; Moderna Seeks Booster OK; 14,561 New Cases in Michigan

U.S. cases are trending up. (SOURCE: CDC)

Worldwide cases are trending up. (SOURCE: Worldometer)

You may need up to three COVID-19 vaccine doses to be considered fully vaccinated, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a story on CNN.

Moderna has asked federal regulators to authorize booster shots of its coronavirus vaccine for all adults, a request that the Food and Drug Administration could grant as early as this week along with a similar request from Pfizer, according to the New York Times.

Hospitals in Michigan and Minnesota on Tuesday reported a wave of COVID-19 patients not seen in months as beds were filled with unvaccinated people and health care leaders warned that staff were being worn down by yet another surge, Fox News reports.

Michigan added 14,561 cases and 242 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Detroit News and other sources.

Worldometer reports 255,553,550 coronavirus cases, 5,136,013 deaths and 230,963,559 recovered from the virus. Click this link to view by country.

 

KANE COUNTY: 180 New Cases, 0 Additional Deaths

Kane County recorded 180 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths today, continuing a recent streak of high case counts and few deaths.

The totals since the pandemic began are 71,207 cases and 896 deaths of Kane County residents.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate rose again, and is now at 3.8%.

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS: 4,989 New Cases, 24 Deaths

The state of Illinois recorded 4,989 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths today.

According to data posted by the Illinois Department of Public Health, there have been 1,752,502 positive cases and 26,160 deaths in Illinois attributed to the coronavirus.

In Region 8, which is comprised of Kane County and DuPage County, COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to go up. The seven-day-average rate is now at 146 patients in Region 8 hospitals due to COVID-19.

ICU bed availability took a drop in today’s figures. It is down to 21%, just above the state threshold of 20%.

 

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