CHICAGO (CBS) – Concerns are growing about the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country and in Illinois. Public health experts say that although the level of positivity has been low in recent weeks, it is steadily rising, and this is happening after the mask amendments are lifted.
This week, for the first time in months, we saw a jump in the positive number of COVID-19. This is of course after the spring break, relaxing masks and holiday gatherings.
Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the risk in suburban DuPage County to medium. It is one of several counties that are currently above low risk.
The reason for this, based on CDC figures, is that their number of cases per week per 100,000 people is more than 200. In DuPage County – 205. Then the average for seven days for new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people is 4.3%. Over the past week in inpatient beds, patients with COVID-19 have become 1.4%.
Now, after a week of travel and spring break and no requirements for masks at most airlines, CTAs or most travel companies, health experts say they expected it.
Sabrina Franza of CBS 2 asked how this could affect the future of camouflage if there is some bar that will again force masks, at least in Cook County. So far the answer is no.
“So far, they don’t think we’ll reach that final threshold,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, a senior medical officer and co-head of the Cook County Department of Public Health. “And on the other hand, I’d say we’re seeing an increase in cases where people are using their good, best judgment.”
Meanwhile, children under 5 still do not have access to the vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer filed their applications with the Food and Drug Administration a few weeks ago, but there was no movement. Our expert told us that the last time they heard was that the FDA was hoping to make a decision sometime in May.