COVID watch: When nature calls in the woods, take an imaginary trip to the desert

This graph shows state hospitalizations (the blue line), the number of people in intensive care units (ICU, the yellow bars) and the number of people on ventilators (green bars) since the beginning of the year.

Region 10 (includes H-F)

Positve test rate: 9.3% ↓
Consecutive days under 12% test positivity: 28

Consecutive days ICU beds over 20% threshold: 13

Consecutive days med/surge beds under 20% threshold: 1

(Source: IDPH. Updated Jan. 11)


Cases: 1,289 (+7)
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 45
Case rate: 66.71 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 57 new cases last week | 7% 
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)


Cases: 598 (+2)
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 13
Case rate: 63.19 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 26 new cases last week | +25% ↓
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)

Source: Cook County Department of Public Health (Updated Jan. 14)

Suburban Cook County

Cases: 190,096 (+776)
Deaths: 3,572 (+17)

Source: Cook County Public Health (Updated Jan. 14)

Cook County

Cases: 424,217
Deaths: 8,870

Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medical Center Coronavirus Resource Center (Updated Jan.13)


New cases today: 6,652 
New deaths today: 88  
Total vaccine doses received: 972,750

Total vaccine doses administered: 414,296

7-day rolling average of doses administered: 24,232 (+2,471)

New tests today: 93,491
Positive test rate: 6.8% ↓
Total cases: 1,052,682
Total deaths: 17,928
Recovery rate: 98%

(Source: IDPH. Updated Jan. 14)

This graph shows trends in cases (the dark line) and deaths (the gold bars) in Illinois since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The two reports are at different scales but show the trajectories in each category. The scale for cases (thousands) is on the right. The scale for deaths (hundreds) is on the left.

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