SEATTLE, WA – One of the main concerns in the state of Illinois as COVID-19 continues to spread is the ability to provide enough hospital beds for patients. However, this problem doesn’t appear to be one to worry about for Illinois as long as it keeps up with social distancing guidelines.
The Institute of Health Metrics released graphs based on research from the University of Washington. According to the data, currently Illinois will need 3,700 beds and has more than 14,000 available.
In regards to Intensive Care Unit beds, 710 are needed with roughly 1,300 available. However, this data is reflecting people staying home and staying safe. In the most recent report cards from Unacast.com, Illinois received a B- for its social distancing efforts.
Scientists estimate Illinois will peak at 81 deaths in one day. This peak doesn’t mean there won’t be more deaths to follow. The curve will still fall, meaning COVID-19 is expected to take many more lives.