With COVID-19 Surge Raging, Tests Are Going Too Fast To Keep Up In Some Areas Around ChicagoAs the coronavirus surge raged in Illinois this weekend, we saw more proof that COVID-19 tests are hard to come by.
City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possible,” the mayors office said in a press release.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Sean Penn Tour New COVID-19 Testing Site In Belmont CraginLast week, the city announced it was teaming up with Penn's disaster relief charity, CORE, and biotech firm Curative-Korva to create six new testing sites in Chicago.
Abbott's Fast COVID-19 Test Might Miss Too Many Cases, NYU Study FindsThe Food and Drug Administration, which permitted the Abbott test under emergency use authorization in March, is also investigating.
Debate On COVID-19 Testing Heats Up On National Scale; Pritzker Says Results Didn't Come In Sunday From One Commercial LabIllinois has now topped 30,000 COVID-19 cases – with 1,197 new cases confirmed Sunday and 33 additional deaths. But a potentially large number of cases were not included.
New Data Shows Chicago COVID-19 Tests By Zip Code
Illinois Falls Short Of Goal For 10,000 Daily COVID-19 Tests This Week; 1,529 New Cases, 82 More Deaths“The buck stops with me, and we are still not where we need to be on the testing front,” the governor said.
Walgreens To Open 15 Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing Sites In 7 StatesThe sites will use Abbott Laboratories' new ID NOW COVID-19 test, which can provide positive results in as little as 5 minutes, and negative results within 13 minutes.
Coronavirus By The Numbers: Among The States With The Most COVID-19 Cases, Illinois Trails Other States In Tests Per Capita
Long Coronavirus Testing Line In Chicago's Dunning NeighborhoodThe testing site was originally only for first responders, but is now also open to anyone over the age of 60 with symptoms of coronavirus.
FDA Authorizes 15-Minute Coronavirus Test From Abbott LabsThe new diagnostic test could accelerate testing in the United States, allowing for rapid results in doctors' offices.
COVID-19 Testing Site Open For People Over 60 In ChicagoA coronavirus testing site in Chicago's Dunning neighborhood is the first one open to the public, Chicago Fire officials say.
COVID-19 Testing Is On The Rise In Illinois, But Swab Shortage Poses ProblemIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday emphasized the need to start target testing for coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Chicago: New Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site For First Responders Fills Up In Matter Of HoursThe Illinois Department of Public Health opened a drive-up testing facility in the Dunning neighborhood, at the site of an old vehicle emissions testing facility at 6959 Forest Preserve Drive.
Chicagoans Get Different Stories On How Long It Takes To Get COVID-19 Tested"It's frustrating because you just want to know, but at this point I just want to feel better."