Illinois – Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Illinois and elsewhere across the country over the summer.
But Illinois appears to be bucking the trend, with data provided by the CDC showing a significant drop in resident hospitalizations with the virus since early 2023.
The data show Hospitalization due to COVID-19 Nationwide, there has been a 12% increase, emergency room visits and positive test rates have increased, and hospitalizations for the novel coronavirus have seen the biggest surge since last winter, according to health officials. It says. independent research institutes Positive reaction of the new coronavirus testreported CNN.
As of July 22, according to Illinois CDC data, only 128 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. That means only 1.43 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 that week for every 100,000 inhabitants. All Illinois counties now record low rates of COVID-19 cases in their area, according to data from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Illinois’ COVID-19 case count is down significantly after 1,607 people were hospitalized on January 7, and more than 500 people were still hospitalized with the virus at the end of April. ing. Statistics show that the number of hospitalizations has continued to decline since then.
Summer travel away from normal social circles, record heat that keeps people indoors, and weakened immune systems are all possible reasons for the rise in infections. CDC data shows how many Americans are up to date. About new coronavirus infectious disease vaccination Infections are declining, and health officials say the low numbers mean people haven’t developed enough antibodies compared to previous infections.
In Illinois, the CDC reports that 2.3 million residents, or 21 percent of the state’s population, have received the latest vaccine.
Importantly, the mild surge in cases comes from already low levels of cases. Health experts expect waves to be much weaker than in previous summers, but it’s unclear how long the waves will last.
Wastewater monitoring data Although it suggests that new cases of COVID-19 have already leveled off, much of the data public health officials have used to track trends suggests that the federal health emergency began in May. was reduced when finished.
Caitlin Rivers, assistant professor of environmental health engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told CNN that it was early in the pandemic when there was so little data available.
That makes it harder to “know what’s ahead,” Rivers said. “So it may still end.”
Rivers pointed out that this suggests that the increase does not appear to be caused by the emergence of new variants.
Some U.S. Counties Are Having Big Results Increase in hospitalization rate due to COVID-19. His two counties in Texas saw him see a 250% increase and 14 new hospitalizations. The CDC classifies it as a “high” rate given its small population.
Other areas with high numbers of cases include Southeast Texas, Northeast Oregon, Central Oklahoma, Hawaii County, Southern Nebraska, Mojave County, Arizona, and Colquitt County, Georgia.