Many Chicagoans have been social distancing and the city remains under a stay-at-home order, but cases continue to rise.


According to Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, health officials expect that cases will continue to rise “for some time.”

“At this point what I would say is that we are on the upward trajectory,” she said Tuesday. “We expect to be on the upward trajectory here for some time. I want folks to understand that we don’t just use the case counts numbers to really do our modeling and make our predictions. We know that the very widespread testing that we would like to see is still not fully available because of disruptions in the supply chain and so we have ways that we look at things like hospitalization rates and ICU rates. We have ways of applying testing that lets us have what’s called surveillance where you can be checking some testing even in people who are not coming for coronavirus testing to have a sense of what we’re seeing in the population. These things that we have put in place take time to show effect.”

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SOURCE ( NBC 5 Chicago )