By The Numbers | September 2021

Appears in the September 2021 issue.

3 to 10 million

The number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 who will develop long-term symptoms, according to Dr. Jerry Krishnan, University of Illinois at Chicago associate vice chancellor for population health sciences and professor of medicine and public health. Krishnan is working with an Illinois-based team to form a directory of state resources for these long-haul COVID-19 patients. 


The number of cardiologists who formed Midwest Cardiovascular Institute, a new practice with locations at Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst. The joint venture includes comanagement of the cardiac catheterization labs at the hospitals, as well as assistance with hospital rounding and case oversight.


The Illinois ranking in the U.S. for distracted-
driving accidents, according to a new report by Zutobi. In 2019, 151 fatal crashes here were caused by things like cellphone use, eating, and applying makeup.