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New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, continue to fall in Will County

New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in Will County, according to the latest public health data.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported as of Tuesday, the county’s average COVID-19 test positivity rate was 3.2%. The positivity rate was closer to 4% about two weeks ago.

The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital has been on the down trend as well in the South Suburban Region, which includes Will and Kankakee counties.

As of Thursday, there were 80 COVID-19 patients in the region’s hospitals. Not even two weeks ago, there were nearly 100 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the region, per the IDPH.

Vaccinations for COVID-19 have also continued in Will County at about 1,600 shots per day.

The IDPH reported in the last week that 57% of Will County’s nearly 700,000 residents are fully vaccinated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently signed off on booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations.

The agency also gave the OK for anyone eligible to receive an extra dose of a different brand of vaccine from the one they initially received.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit willcountyhealth.org.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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