CHICAGO — City Hall has reopened to the public after more than a year of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The city center will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. People will be required to wear masks and stay socially distant when inside the building, according to a Mayor’s Office news release.
The city had previously limited access to the building due to the pandemic.
There are still some limitations: The Department of Buildings is gradually reopening, with unscheduled walk-ins not permitted at this time.
• In Illinois, about 6.2 million people of all ages — or 48.87 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots, according to state data.
• Across the state, 20,182 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.
• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 12,705,445 vaccine doses of the 14,289,145 provided to them.
• City data shows more than 1.35 million Chicagoans — or 50.1 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 56.3 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.
COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.
• Twenty-seven Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Friday.
• At least 23,272 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,455 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.
• The state reported 1,221 cases since Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,393,773.
• Since Friday, 93,621 tests were reported statewide. In all, 25,962,476 tests have been reported in Illinois.
• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at 1.1 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests.
• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 1.4 percent.
• As of Monday night, 98 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 41 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.
• In Chicago, eight deaths were reported since Friday. There have been at least 5,476 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of less than one death per day, down from an average of one per day the week prior.
• Chicago has had 166 confirmed cases reported since Friday. It’s had a total of 286,204 confirmed cases. An average of 33 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 12 percent decrease from the previous week.
• At the same time, testing has decreased 36 percent since a week ago.
• Chicago’s positivity rate was at .8 percent, up from .5 percent the week prior.
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