Illinois reports highest level of COVID-19 cases since January

Source: The Hill | December 2, 2021 | Natalie Prieb

Illinois on Wednesday reported 6,119 new COVID-19 cases, the highest amount in a single day since January.

The surge is largely fueled by unvaccinated residents, the Chicago Tribune reported. In the week ending on Wednesday, residents who were not fully vaccinated were being hospitalized due to COVID-19 at a rate of 38 per 100,000 residents, surpassing the peak rate during fall 2020, according to the Tribune.

Nearly 1.9 million people in Illinois have received the COVID-19 booster shot, which is more than 1 in 7 of the state’s residents, the Tribune noted. The number is an increase from the 1.5 million Illinoisans who were reported to have received the booster less than two weeks ago.


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