Lake County COVID Update

Illinois health officials have announced another 1,453 new positive Coronavirus tests and 17 deaths. Of those, 52 new positives were reported in Lake County with no new fatalities. Statewide, Covid-linked hospitalizations fell, while ICU use was up. ICU capacity within Region 9 (which includes Lake and McHenry County) currently stands at 52%, while the region’s positivity rate has increased to 5.7%. Statewide, positivity has fallen to 3.3%.