By ABC7 The Cook County Department of Public Health issued a Stay-At-Home Advisory Friday due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Friday's record-breaking numbers included 15,415 newly confirmed or probable cases, the highest one-day total. Additionally, 5,362 people have been hospitalized, another new high for the pandemic. Health officials also...
Chicagoans urged to cancel in-person Thanksgiving dinner as city could lose 1,000 lives in next 7 weeks By Diane Pathieu, Stacey Baca and Eric Horng, ABC7 News Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued a new stay-at-home advisory due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Even with its world-class hospitals, officials say...
By Erick Johnson COVID-19 cases tripled in West Englewood last week as Chicago’s Black neighborhoods reported nearly 4,000 infections and 10 deaths from the deadly disease, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Crusader also learned that COVID-19 cases have...
DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties see Tier 2 restrictions By Diane Pathieu and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Governor JB Pritzker's Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions take effect in four suburban Chicago counties Wednesday as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state. Illinois public health officials reported 12,623 new COVID-19 cases...
DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties see Tier 2 restrictions By Michelle Gallardo, John Garcia, Eric Horng, Jessica D'Onofrio and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Governor JB Pritzker announced additional COVID-19 mitigations for parts of Illinois as the state reports 10,573 new coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths. The total number cases...
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith's research promotes health and healthcare equity for structurally marginalized populations. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Joe Biden has quickly gotten to work as the president-elect while his predecessor complains without proof that he’s been defrauded of the presidency. The two decidedly different approaches to leading the country were...
CNNWire The US Food and Drug Administration said Monday it had issued an emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly and Co's monoclonal antibody therapy to treat mild to moderate coronavirus infections in adults and children. The single antibody treatment, called bamlanivimab, must be infused in a hospital or other health care...
Austin coronavirus testing site seeks to increase accessibility By Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 News Illinois officials announced 10,009 new COVID-19 cases and 42 additional deaths Sunday. The death toll in Illinois has crossed 10,000, with a total of 10,196 deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported. The total number of cases has...
Gov. JB Pritzker in isolation after possible COVID-19 exposure, office says By Mark Rivera, Leah Hope, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Illinois officials announced a record 10,376 new COVID-19 cases and 49 additional deaths Friday. The death toll in Illinois has now crossed 10,000, with a total of 10,079 deaths,...
COVID-19 patients in Chicago area hospitals have more than doubled in last 30 days By Eric Horng, Leah Hope and Jesse Kirsch and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois officials announced a record 9,935 new COVID-19 cases and 97 additional deaths Thursday. The death toll in Illinois has now crossed 10,000, with a...