COVID-19 In Illinois: Case Count Declines For 3rd Consecutive Week; Infection Rate Lowest Since July
COVID-19 In Illinois: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Drop For Second Consecutive WeekThe latest surge of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois appears to be slowing, as new statewide infections have dropped for the second week in a row, and hospitalizations also are beginning to decline.
Illinois Reports 30,319 New Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19, 78% Of Adults At Least Partially VaccinatedIllinois health officials reported Friday 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide, including 178 deaths in the past week.
Illinois Reports Most New COVID Cases In Seven Months, But Rate Of Increase Appears To Be SlowingWhile new cases are still increasing across Illinois, they are not rising as quickly as they were at the beginning of August.
Illinois Reports Highest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Since JanuaryIllinois is averaging 3,526 new cases per day over the past week, the state's highest daily case average since April 13.
Illinois Announces 22 More $100,000 Vaccine Lottery WinnersTwo more cash prize drawings remain: three $100,000 prizes on Aug. 16, and two $1 million jackpots on Aug. 26.
Illinois Launches New Vax Verify Portal For State Residents To Check COVID-19 Vaccination RecordsThe Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced it is launching a new immunization portal called Vax Verify, which will allow Illinois residents 18 and over to check their COVID-19 vaccination records.
Illinois Reports Highest COVID Infection Rate Since January, Most New Cases Per Day In 3 MonthsIllinois is averaging 2,392 new cases per day over the past week, the highest daily case rate since May 7.
Gov. JB Pritzker Issues New Mask Mandate For Illinois Schools, Some State Employees As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb“Far too few school districts have chosen to follow the Centers for Disease Control prescriptions for keeping students and staff safe,” Pritzker said Wednesday afternoon.
State Of Illinois Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Data Available For Long-Term Care Facility Residents And StaffWith COVID-19 cases on the rise in Illinois, the state’s Department of Public Health has now made vaccination data publicly available for residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
Illinois Reports More Than 2,000 New COVID Cases For First Time Since Early May; Highest Infection Rate Since Mid-AprilIllinois is averaging 1,587 new cases per day over the past week, up more than fivefold from one month ago, when the state was averaging 248 new cases per day.
Anthology Memory Care Center In Grayslake Cited For Insufficient Staffing, Failure To Properly Look Into Resident InjuriesA grandmother is left slumped over in her chair; another went without her medication. Both women had apparently gone days without a shower. These are just some of the accusations made against a suburban nursing home that were later confirmed by state officials.
COVID-19 Cases Rising Again In Illinois; Most New Cases Since Early MayThe Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,993 new cases of the virus on Thursday, the highest one-day total since May 7.
New COVID-19 Infections In Illinois Have Doubled In July; But Cases Still Far Below Worst Days Of The PandemicThe state averaged 636 new coronavirus cases per day over the past week, a 116 percent increase over the daily case average reported on July 1.
Chicago Woman Isn't Getting Answers About Why Her Cousin, In A Nursing Home, Has Not Been Given Second COVID Vaccine ShotA Chicago woman said she is hitting a wall of silence when it comes to finding out why her cousin – in a nursing home – is waiting for her second COVID-19 vaccination dose.