There were 201.7 COVID cases per 100,000 people in Cook County over the last seven days. The goal is 200. The number of hospital admission over the same period and population was 10.2. The goal is 10.
The city of Chicago itself continues to report lower COVID case rates and hospitalizations than the county as a whole. The city is only seeing 177 cases and 3.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, according to health department data.
“Our case counts are coming down a bit,” top health official Dr. Allison Arwady said at a COVID briefing on Thursday. “That said, there’s still a lot of covid around.”
Arwady recommends wearing a mask indoors, staying up to date on vaccines and boosters, and abiding by CDC guidelines if testing positive for COVID.