Surge of COVID-19 cases stresses Illinois healthcare
January 12, 2022
–Capitol News Illinois As the omicron variant surges across the state, last week Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned that hos- pitalizations are about as high as they were last winter before vaccines were widely available. About 85 percent of those hos- pitalized with COVID-19 across
the state are unvaccinated.
“It is frustrating and tragic that two years into the pan- demic, with multiple widely available and free, life-saving vaccines, that we are once again in this horrible position,” Pritz- ker said during a news confer-
ence in Chicago.
The Illinois Public Health
Department reported 6,294...