COVID-19 roundup: Hospitalizations, ICU usage still on the decline
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
* IDPH reported 5,183 hospitalizations as of midnight. Our seven-day average daily decrease is now 2.9 percent, a little below yesterday’s average of 3.11 percent. The seven-day average daily decrease for ICU usage is 2.34 percent, down a tic from yesterday’s average of 2.74. But, hey. The trend is still friendly. These are steady declines, no matter how you look at it.
ICU availability is still not abundant anywhere, but things are still particularly tight in Region 3, which includes Springfield, and in Region 5, which is most of southern Illinois outside the Metro East. Only 6 ICU beds are available in Region 3 and just 2 are available in Region 6. But you’d never know it if you read the SJ-R or the Southern Illinoisan newspaper.
* Chicago hospitalizations down that much in a single week is really quite something.
* Daily Herald…
Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe the fear and concern over omicron are subsiding a bit leading to a dip in recent vaccines.
* Highland Park will not buckle under pressure from a handful of anti-vax protesters…