COVID-19 deaths

Cook County exceeds 11,000 COVID-19 deaths 

August 05, 2021 - 13:42

Cook County officials marked a grim pandemic milestone on Wednesday. The medical examiner's office confirmed the county’s 11,000th death due to COVID-19 infection occurred Tuesday night, more than 16 months after the first fatal case of the virus was confirmed here. 

The 10,999th death the county confirmed was a 31-year-old African American man from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. The 11,000th case was a 28-year-old Latino man who resided in Little Village.

Coping with COVID: April 28

April 28, 2020 - 21:59

Illinois sets a new one-day record for COVID-19 deaths. Anyone who needs an antidote for such somber news should check out Lily LaPlante's Rainbow Exercise Project. Two H-F students will appear as panelists on Commissioner Donna Miller's virtual town hall meeting this afternoon. Izaak Walton still has native plants to help with gardening therapy, and Maple Tree Inn has started offering toilet paper and paper towels to take-out customers who are having trouble finding those items in the stores.

County Medical Examiner’s Office opens surge center to manage COVID-19 fatalities

April 10, 2020 - 18:16

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office opened its surge center on Thursday to expand capacity and ease overcrowding at hospital morgues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) managed the planning and is coordinating the logistics for the center operations.

State public health officials announce 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

March 29, 2020 - 23:10

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Sunday that 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed in Illinois since Saturday, including 18 additional deaths. Illinois has the seventh highest number of cases in the country with 4,596. There have been 65 deaths.

On Saturday, IDPH announced the first death of an infant with COVID-19.

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