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Officials announce 1,465 new coronavirus cases, 68 additional deaths in Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced testing expansion and alternative housing for COVID-19 patients as deaths in the state reached nearly 600 on Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the state’s COVID-19 total has reached 17,887 cases and 596 deaths. The number of people tested so far is at 87,527, data shows. “Generations […]

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3 Lake County hospital ICUs reach capacity with coronavirus patients

Three hospitals in Lake County have reached ICU capacity due to coronavirus patients and the health department is considering setting up alternative care facilities to expand capacity. The three hospitals include Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Lake Forest and Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, sources told Lake and McHenry […]

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Health officials: 19 long-term care facilities in Lake County have 2 or more COVID-19 cases

Health officials reported five new coronavirus-related deaths and over 100 new cases in Lake County within the past day as well as cases at least 19 long-term care facilities. The Lake County Health Department reported 106 new cases of coronavirus in Lake County and five new deaths since Monday. This brings the total number of […]