Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state’s health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus. The educational videoconferencing resource, called an ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), is made available through the  Richard M. Fairbanks...
New rapid COVID-19 testing facility opening in Wrigleyville By Mark Rivera and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois surpassed Thursday one million total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Health officials reported 8,757 and 177 deaths Thursday. The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 1,008,045, with a total...
More than 93,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered yesterday in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths on Friday, March 5, 2021. -  Bureau County: 1 male 50s - Champaign County: 1 male 80s - Cook County:...
Officials warn against virus fatigue as holidays approach By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The state reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase. That brought the death toll since the pandemic began to 11,304 out of 634,395 confirmed or probable cases....
As the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to vaccinate all individuals eligible in Phase 1b against COVID-19, which includes seniors age 65+ and essential workers, it is launching several new initiatives specifically for seniors to receive the vaccine. To date, one in three Chicagoans age 65+ has...
IDPH reports more testing, higher positivity rate By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday that the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed over the previous 24 hours topped 1,000 for the second straight day while the percentage of tests coming back positive also...