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Illinois sees highest number of tests, COVID-19 cases in single-day

State officials announced over 4,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that nearly 30,000 people were tested — a single-day record. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 4,014 new coronavirus cases and 144 additional deaths on Tuesday. The state’s COVID-19 total is now at […]

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Gov. Pritzker says Illinois might not see COVID-19 peak until mid-June

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that updated models show Illinois may not hit its COVID-19 peak until mid-June as health officials announced another day of lower cases and deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,266 new coronavirus cases and 54 additional deaths on Monday. The state’s COVID-19 total is now at 79,007 positive […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker, staff members to self-isolate after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his staff members will be working from home after a senior staffer tested positive for COVID-19. The senior staff member was asymptomatic and tested positive late last week. They were in close contact with Pritzker and other employees, the governor’s office said Monday morning. Pritzker and all other staff reporting to […]

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Illinois sees large drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations, reports 57 new virus deaths

State health officials reported 57 new COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday as Illinois saw the lowest number of hospital beds occupied by coronavirus patients since early April. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the state’s COVID-19 total is now at 77,741 positive cases and 3,406 deaths. Laboratories have processed 13,653 tests in the […]

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Gov. Pritzker pushes back on reopening plan criticism, says he’s ‘going it alone’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is ‘going at it alone’ and not counting on the federal government for COVID-19 assistance, as he emphasized that Illinois will not reopen until the state meets his standards. Pritzker appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” program with Jake Tapper Sunday morning. “I have not been counting on the […]

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Illinois surpasses record 20,000 COVID-19 tests in a day; 130 additional deaths reported

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that Illinois has exceeded a record 20,000 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours as officials reported an additional 130 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,887 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths as of Friday. The state’s COVID-19 total is now 73,760 positive cases and 3,241 […]

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Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths as state sees over 1 million unemployment claims

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that Illinois has seen more than five times the number of unemployment claims from the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the first nine weeks of the Great Recession. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 138 additional deaths as of Thursday. The state’s COVID-19 total is […]