Will County’s COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations remain steady

IDPH: 65.7% of Will County residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19

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The transmission of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in the Will County region has remained low over the past few weeks.

Will County’s rolling average COVID-19 test positivity rate was 2.3% as of Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The county’s positivity rate has stayed consistently below 5% over the past month, dropping significantly since the peak of the omicron surge in January.

The number of COVID-19 patients in the South Suburban region, which includes Will and Kankakee counties, has remained flat over the past week at about 26, according to the IDPH. Still, the number is nearly one-third as many patients as there were in the region’s hospitals about a month ago.

The IDPH also reported that 65.7% of Will County’s nearly 700,000 residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. About 71.8% of county residents have received at least one vaccine dose.

For more information on COVID-19 and where to find the nearest vaccine clinic, visit willcountyhealth.org or call 815-774-7386.