McHenry and Cook Counties move to ‘medium’ community levels – NBC Chicago

Two of Illinois’ most populous counties have seen reductions in several key COVID metrics in recent weeks, with Cook and McHenry counties both falling to a ‘medium’ community level of the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control. and Prevention.

In the Chicago area, Grundy County also fell to the “average” level according to updated metrics. Kankakee County continued its recent decline in COVID measures, falling to a “low” community level of the virus.

The CDC uses several metrics to determine a county’s “community level” of COVID, including the rate of new cases and hospital admissions per 100,000 population, as well as the percentage of hospital beds used by COVID patients.

McHenry County saw a slight increase in hospital admissions and staffed bed usage, but saw a significant drop in the number of new cases per 100,000 population, according to CDC data.

Cook County saw a similar decline in new cases, dropping from 243.78 new cases per 100,000 population to 192.3 in a single week.

There were a handful of counties that saw their “community levels” increase, including Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana. LaSalle County in Illinois has also taken a similar step.

Here are the latest measurements from the region:

Illinois

McHenry County (medium):

Case rate per 100,000: 183.49

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.3

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.9%

Lake County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 218.37

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.3

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.9%

DeKalb County (top):

Case rate per 100,000: 216.4

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 5.3%

Kane County (top):

Case rate per 100,000: 216

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 5.3%

DuPage County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 241.84

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.3

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.9%

Cook County (medium):

Case rate per 100,000: 192.3

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.3

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.9%

LaSalle County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 230.98

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 12

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 2.5%

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Kendall County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 260.49

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 13.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 5.3%

grumpy County (Medium):

Case rate per 100,000: 160.61

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.2

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 5.9%

Will County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 211.66

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.2

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 5.9%

Kankakee County (Lower):

Case rate per 100,000: 178.41

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 6.6

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 1.6%

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Indiana

Lake County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 236.25

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.2%

Porter County (raised):

Case rate per 100,000: 213.04

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.2%

LaPorte County (medium):

Case rate per 100,000: 248.43

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 6.8

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.2%

Newton County (medium):

Case rate per 100,000: 150.17

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.2%

Jasper County (High):

Case rate per 100,000: 244.32

New COVID admissions per 100,000: 10.4

Percentage of staffed beds used by COVID patients: 4.2%

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