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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happens on Thursday

Health officials announced 2,268 new known cases of coronavirus on Thursday. A further 87 deaths have been confirmed, increasing the death toll to 4,607 since the pandemic began. Nationwide, 102,686 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Illinois also has the highest total number of COVID-19 tests performed in a single day. The following happens on Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago …

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The Illinois nurse, whose visit to the Wisconsin Bar went viral, regrets skipping the mask and social distancing local news

DOWNERS GROVE, IL. – A North Illinois nurse regretted Friday that she had not taken better precautions when visiting her sister’s Wisconsin bar after the Supreme Court overturned the state’s “Safer at Home” order. Koutsky said her recent comments were the result of the “intense media review” she received after deciding to help her sister. “First, while my priority was …

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happens on Monday

Governor J.B. Pritzker warned against reading too much in individual statistics on Monday, saying Monday that the number of people admitted to hospital with the new coronavirus and the percentage of intensive care beds occupied by COVID-19 patients had decreased compared to a week ago. The governor also announced 2,341 new known cases and 46 other deaths. This brings the …

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The judge blocked the 30-day extension of the Illinois home stay order

A judge in southern Illinois blocked Governor J. B. Pritzker’s 30-day extension of the state’s residence permit on Monday and granted an injunction, which was requested by a Republican legislature who argued that the governor had exceeded his authority, CBS Chicago reports. However, Pritzker vowed to appeal against the verdict. WCIA-TV, a subsidiary of CBS, reports that Clay County Circuit …

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Coronavirus Illinois: Kane County’s Health Department closes St. Charles’ Smithfield Foods due to COVID-19 concerns

ST. CHARLES, IL (WLS) – The Smithfield meat processing facility in St. Charles closed indefinitely on Saturday night due to COVID-19 concerns. The Kane County Health Department ordered the meat processing facility to be temporarily closed as officials are working to find out the number of employees infected with the virus. The daughter of a Smithfield employee fighting the deadly …

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Smithfield Foods closes another meat packaging facility in Illinois

Meat packaging giant Smithfield Foods has announced plans to close another meat packaging facility due to a coronavirus outbreak among employees. Smithfield said in a statement on Friday that it will close its Monmouth, Illinois plant indefinitely after “a small portion” of its 1,700 employees there tested positive for COVID-19. The Monmouth plant processes approximately 3 percent of the U.S. …

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J.B. Illinois Governor Pritzker Says He “Gave Up” Trump Administration’s Corona Virus Help

“We have received very little help from the federal government. It is fine. I have given up all the promises that have been made,” Pritzker, a Democrat, told CNN’s Erin Burnett about “OutFront.” “I hope that the federal government delivers something, but I don’t expect it anymore.” His comments followed the president’s statement at a White House press conference Tuesday …

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happens on Monday

Illinois reported the lowest daily coronavirus deaths since April 6. Governor J. B. Pritzker said this could be an indication that the state has turned a corner in the fight against the pandemic. But the latest numbers are still strong. The state announced 1,672 new known COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest total of 20,852. Another 43 people were killed …

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happens on Thursday

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker admitted on Wednesday that the state had missed its target of 10,000 tests a day for the new corona virus. According to official sources, this is essential to understand how far the highly contagious virus has spread. The lack of testing is due to the fact that the number of people confirmed to have the …

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