Chicago and suburban Cook County returned to the medium risk level for COVID-19 on Thursday, as new cases and hospitalizations continued to decline.
“We have been moving in the right direction lately with lower case rates and very few hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, so we are happy to see that,” said Dr Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, in a statement. . “But COVID-19 is still with us. We continue to recommend masking indoors and that medically vulnerable people in particular continue to take precautions to protect themselves from infection. come out of it.”
Chicago and suburban Cook County moved to the high risk level for COVID-19 three weeks ago amid rising cases in the region, prompting public health officials to urge people to start over to wear masks indoors.
Lake, DuPage and Kane counties are also at the medium risk level, while Will, Kankakee and Kendall counties are at the high risk level.