case counts

Coping with COVID: State offers new plan to prevent resurgence, county jail cited for containing virus

July 19, 2020 - 20:57

The state announces a new plan to respond to any sign of a resurgence of COVID-19 as case numbers make modest rise. Local case numbers rise, but there have been no additional deaths. A CDC study highlights the effective measures used by the sheriff's department to contain an outbreak in the county jail. A cluster of cases linked to a sports camp in Lake Zurich. 

Coping with COVID: May 10

May 11, 2020 - 01:13

A good day and good trends. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been quick to caution people not read too much into daily swings in COVID-19 statistics, urging instead attention to longer term trends. On Sunday, though, the daily numbers and trends seem to be going in the right direction. The day saw the fewest new cases in the state, 1,656, since April 21. It was only the third time since then that new cases have been under 2,000, but it was the third day in a row that they dropped. 

Coping with COVID: May 8

May 09, 2020 - 00:37

Illinois sets a new record for COVID-19 tests administered in one day. Homewood and Flossmoor cases edge up. The unemployment numbers released Friday were grim, but the state is trying to meet the huge demand for unemployment benefits. A new program starts Monday that will provide benefits to contract workers. Homewood library is accepting book returns. 

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