CDC Reports 32 Illinois Counties at High Community Level, Public Health Officials Stress Importance of Being Updated on Vaccinations and Boosters; Vulnerable People Should Avoid Crowded Indoor Spaces
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 34,001 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 73 deaths since June 3, 2022.
According to the CDC, 32 Illinois counties are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19, an area that includes Chicago, Cook County and surrounding counties in northeastern Illinois as well as counties around Bloomington, Peoria and Springfield and far Southern Illinois. An additional 39 counties in Illinois are now rated at Medium Community Level, the CDC reports.
Champaign and Ford County were added to the 'High Community Level' list of counties where numbers have climbed.