The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one stateArkansasfrom its most recent weekly COVID-19 travel advisory, issued Nov. 9.
The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory.
Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginiamostly Southern states, and all with daily COVID case rates under 15 per 100,000 populationare eligible to come off the travel advisory next week.
The U.S. average daily case rate per 100,000 residents is 21.6, up slightly from last week (21.4). Illinois' daily case rate currently is 19.7, an increase from 16.5 last week. Chicago's daily case rate is 14.1.
Currently, Arkansas, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas and the Virgin Islands are not on Chicago's travel advisory.