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...
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....