CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois acquired about 43,000 doses in its first cargo of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as well being officers reported one other 103 coronavirus deaths statewide.
Many of the photographs can be distributed to native well being care facilities for well being care employees, based on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s workplace.
The information got here as well being care workers nationwide started getting the primary photographs of the vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and its German associate BioNTech.
Pritzker has beforehand said he expects Illinois to obtain about 109,000 doses inside weeks. Chicago officers anticipate about 20,000 to 25,000 of these doses to reach within the metropolis.
“Eleven months after scientists the world over first acquired their fingers on the genetic sequence of this virus and we’re seeing the start of the tip of this pandemic,” Pritzker stated in a press release calling it a ”momentous event.”
Illinois reported one other 7,214 COVID-19 instances Monday. Because the starting of the pandemic, Illinois has reported greater than 850,000 instances. Practically 14,400 individuals have died.
In Chicago’s Cook dinner County suburbs, well being officers anticipate about 20,000 doses this week for 15 hospitals, Dr. Kiran Joshi, who heads the Cook dinner County Division of Public Well being, stated throughout a Monday information convention.
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