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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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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 […]