Lake County Covid Update Tuesday 9/8/2020

(Chicago, IL) Illinois announced 1,381 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, with 8 related deaths. Of those, 58 confirmed cases were in Lake County, with no new fatalities. Covid-linked hospitalizations and ICU use were down from Sunday’s numbers.

While Lake County was announced as being in a warning level for the virus over the long weekend, ICU capacity in the Northeast suburban hospital region stood at 39%, it’s lowest level in several weeks. The Northwest suburban hospital region stood at 45%.

Both of those regions contain portions of Lake County.

While Lake County saw an increase in deaths over the past week, nursing home stats remain similar. While long term care facilities in the area continue to make up a small amount of confirmed Covid-19 cases, those same facilities continue to make up 69% of the County death toll. Statewide, deaths remain just below 55%, a number that hasn’t changed much over the last two months.