On Dec. 28, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two statesLouisiana and South Carolinaas well as the Virgin Islands to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory.
The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories. Only Montana and Guam are not listed.
Three statesAlaska, Idaho and Mississippiare eligible to come off the advisory next week. Daily COVID-19 case rates must be below 15 per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks for a state to be removed from the advisory.
The U.S. average daily case rate per 100,000 residents is 62.2, nearly double what it was three weeks ago (31.3). Illinois' daily case rate currently is 87.1, also more than double what it was three weeks ago (39.2). Chicago's daily case rate is 140.3, a more than 500 percent increase from three weeks ago (23.2).