SPRINGFIELD, Sick. (WREX) — Forward of the 4th of July weekend, Illinois’ high physician is reminding everybody to remain protected.
Within the weekly COVID-19 replace, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, reminded everybody to socially distance if obligatory.
“Have a good time the Fourth of July vacation weekend whereas exercising acceptable warning,” mentioned IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Whereas many occasions are exterior, it’s nonetheless necessary for unvaccinated individuals to take precautions and, when obligatory, keep away from giant crowds the place social distancing will not be doable. For indoor occasions, unvaccinated individuals ought to proceed to put on masks, and vaccinated people might select to take action in addition to the extra virulent pressure of COVID-19, Delta variant, will increase in Illinois.”
The Illinois Division of Public Well being (IDPH) at the moment reported 2,120 new confirmed and possible instances and 54 extra deaths since reporting final Friday, June 25, 2021.
Virtually 72% (71.8%) of Illinois adults have acquired at the least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and greater than 56% of Illinois adults are totally vaccinated, in line with information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
At present, IDPH is reporting a complete of 1,392,552 instances, together with 23,245 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
As of final night time, 424 people in Illinois had been reported to be within the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 97 sufferers had been within the ICU and 35 sufferers with COVID-19 had been on ventilators.
A complete of 12,648,167 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of final midnight.