Some health departments are requesting fewer doses of the vaccine due to falling demand.
- The Illinois Department of Health is reporting the most promising COVID-19 numbers in days. Today there are just over 2,800 new cases with 32 new deaths. The case numbers are down almost 400 from yesterday, almost 600 from Thursday. Deaths have remained fairly steady.
But the vaccination numbers are heading in the other direction. Yesterday, more than 88,000 doses of vaccine were administered in the state yesterday. That's down more than 15,000 from Thursday and nearly 19,000 from Wednesday. That drop is causing concern for health officials.
Some health departments tell CBS 2, they're not requesting any more vaccine doses until they can use the supplies they have now. Lake County officials say for the first time, they had vaccine sitting in the refrigerator from one week to the next. Now, they're using a call center to reach out to seniors and other residents who have not been back for their second doses to get them scheduled.