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‘Our hospitals are still completely overwhelmed’: Illinois health officials report record COVID-19 patients in hospital

Illinois officials on Monday reported approximately 6,300 people with COVID-19 in Illinois hospitals, which is the most recorded during the pandemic. Governor JB Pritzker held a press conference Monday afternoon in Chicago to provide a COVID-19 update. “I wish I had better news to deliver about progress against Omicron. Unfortunately, we are reaching all-time record […]

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Governor, hospital leaders urge hospitals in Illinois to pause elective surgeries during COVID-19 surge

Governor JB Pritzker and hospital leaders issued a joint statement urging hospitals to pause non-emergency surgeries to maintain hospital capacity as COVID-19 cases surge. Pritzker and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association said Thursday that they are urging hospitals to “take every possible measure” to maintain and expand bed capacity, including postponing non-emergency surgeries and […]