COVID-19 UPDATE: 220 New Kane Cases as Test Positivity Rises to 4.0; Illinois Records 5,644 New Cases; Booster OK For All Adults Could Come Friday

COVID-19 UPDATE: 220 New Kane Cases as Test Positivity Rises to 4.0; Illinois Records 5,644 New Cases; Booster OK For All Adults Could Come Friday




OVERVIEW: 10% of Youths Now Vaccinated; Boosters For All Adults Could Come Friday; 60 Health Care Organizations Support Vax Mandate

Nearly 10% of 5- to 11-year-olds in the United States have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose, just two weeks into the immunization campaign for the 28 million young Americans in that age group, Jeff Zients, the White House’s coronavirus coordinator, said Wednesday.

The Detroit school district said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief, the Washington Post reports.

More than 60 health care organizations and public health experts on Thursday urged the business community to support the federal requirement that employees for companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated for COVID, USA Today reports.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising among people who are fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, Fox News reports. COVID hospitalizations are still five times more likely to be unvaccinated.

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 people familiar with the planning. Some had speculated that the announcement could come as soon as today.

State’s are expanding booster access as COVID-19 cases rise throughout the U.S. Data compiled by the New York Times shows a 23 percent increase in new daily cases over the past 14 days. The nation was averaging more than 88,000 cases per day as of Nov. 17.


KANE COUNTY: 220 New Cases, 0 Additional Deaths

Kane County cases jumped up again, according to data posted today by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The IDPH website shows 220 new Kane County cases today, bringing the total to 71,427 positive cases since the pandemic began.

There were no additional deaths recorded today. The total number of Kane County COVID-19 deaths remains at 896 since the pandemic began.

Kane County’s test positivity rate went up to 4.0 today. It’s the first time it has been as high as 4.0 for many weeks.


STATE OF ILLINOIS: 5,644 New Cases, 30 Deaths

The state of Illinois recorded 5,644 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths, according to data posted today on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

The totals to date are 1,758,146 positive cases and 26,190 COVID-19 deaths of Illinoisans since the pandemic began.

The seven-day test rolling average of hospitalizations actually went down by one today. The rolling average of available ICU beds stayed the same, at 21%.


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