Monday Covid-19 Update-Lake Co. & Illinois

(Chicago, IL) After three straight days of testing records, Coronavirus testing fell off sharply on Sunday. The state announced 965 new cases of the disease with 6 fatalities (none of which were in Lake County).

Those numbers were down from Saturday, and the death count tied a post peak low. The state, however, processed nearly 14-thousand less tests on Sunday than they did Saturday. Hospitalizations fell for the 4th straight day, sitting just above post peak lows, and ICU use fell for the 5th time in the last 6 days.

Positive infection percentage wise, the statewide and Lake County rates both continued their steady fall, while the daily rate bumped up slightly, and the rolling 7-day rate remained unchanged.