The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that 43 of the state’s counties are considered “high” risk for COVID-19, up from 29 a week ago. An additional 43 counties are at "medium" risk.
As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 1,704 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since February 14. Of those, 223 were in intensive care units, the most since February 23, and 60 were on ventilators.
As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,582 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 188 were in intensive care units, and 69 were on ventilators.