SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday renewed his call for more federal aid for struggling state and local governments as well as small businesses, but talks in Washington may be stalled until after Election Day.
SPRINGFIELD – Region 1 of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan will see a new tier of virus mitigations as Gov. JB Pritzker warned Thursday that “we are now headed into a peak that is beyond, potentially, where we were in March and April.”
Effingham County Health Department reported Wednesday 11 new positive cases of COVID-19. The residents testing positive range in age from younger than 10 to 60s.
SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the rolling seven-day test positivity rate for the virus increased again in Illinois on Monday, mirroring national trends.
SPRINGFIELD – As statewide COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations continue to increase, officials on Wednesday warned Illinoisans to take precautions ahead of upcoming holiday seasons.
SPRINGFIELD — COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations continue to increase in Illinois as virus-related deaths in the state surpassed 9,000 Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Monday that an additional 53 people in the state had died of COVID-19 over the weekend, pushing the statewide total to just under 9,000.
SPRINGFIELD – Effingham County on Friday returned to the warning level for COVID-19 spread, one of 26 counties on the list. Also among them are Shelby and Fayette counties.
EFFINGHAM — Members of the Effingham County Board’s health committee were told this week that if the COVID-19 positivity rate in Region 6 climbs much more, additional mitigation measures would be required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 2,630 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois and 42 additional confirmed deaths, including two Shelby County residents – a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s. The state website at dph.illinois.gov/c…
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois surpassed 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,800 virus-related deaths over the weekend as it approached 6 million tests conducted since the pandemic first reached the state.
SPRIGNFIELD — The state announced another 2,126 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 virus-related deaths Thursday as new unemployment claims climbed from a week ago.
SPRINGFIELD – The state announced Halloween COVID-19 guidance encouraging social distancing while trick-or-treating, and the governor took questions in a virtual news conference Wednesday.
Effingham County Health Department received notice Friday of nine new positive cases of COVID-19. Residents testing positive range in age from 20s to 80s.
SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have jumped sharply, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, while the number of continued unemployment claims in the state increased from the week prior.
SPRINGFIELD – While Illinois’ rolling average COVID-19 positivity rates remain lower than surrounding states, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said once again Wednesday it is still too high to resume a level of normalcy beyond mitigations currently in place.
SPRINGFIELD – The seven-day average statewide COVID-19 test positivity rate stayed level at 3.5 percent Tuesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported another 1,531 confirmed cases of the virus.
SPRINGFIELD – After the state surpassed 5 million COVID-19 tests over the weekend, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials touted the expansion of testing efforts at a news conference Monday.
The Effingham County Health Department received notice Friday of nine new positive cases of COVID-19. Residents testing positive range in age from teens to 60s.
SPRINGFIELD – Will and Kankakee counties can again allow for indoor dining and drinking at bars and restaurants as the region saw its COVID-19 test positivity rate decrease Friday.
The Effingham County Health Department received notice Thursday of eight new positive cases of COVID-19. Residents testing positive range in age from teens to 90s.
The State IDPH Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit returns to Effingham on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located at the Effingham County Health Department, 901 W Virginia Ave., Effingham.
The ability to test more people for COVID-19 is critical in helping to curb the spread of the virus throughout our communities, and with CARES Act government funding for COVID-19 testing, HSHS Medical Group is able to introduce COVID-19 testing at select drive-thru sites until further notice…
The Effingham County Health Department received notice of 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Saturday, Sept. 12, through Monday, Sept. 14. There were four on Saturday, five on Sunday and seven on Monday.
SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 test positivity rate fell to 3.6 percent statewide Monday, decreasing in two regions that have faced increased economic restrictions due to high rates.
Due to a last-minute cancellation, the Illinois Department of Public Health Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit will return to Effingham on Monday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD – Will and Kankakee counties must lower their rolling COVID-19 test positivity rate by about one more percentage point before restrictions on economic activity can be lifted, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday at a COVID-19 update in Chicago.
Effingham County Health Department Administrator Jeff Workman said during an Effingham County Health Committee meeting Tuesday that the number of positive COVID-19 cases has put a strain on health department staff.
Effingham Unit 40 informed families and staff Tuesday the district has received confirmation that an Early Learning Center staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. However, the district assured the school will be in session on Wednesday.
EFFINGHAM — With an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Effingham County, State Rep. Blaine Wilhour has asked the Illinois Department of Public Health and Gov. J.B. Pritzker for emergency assistance to provide a state mobile testing unit for long-term care employees and residents. But the help may n…
SPRINGFIELD — The number of COVID-19-related deaths and the single-day test positivity rate spiked Tuesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced an abnormally small number of tests results over the previous 24 hours.
The Effingham County Health Department reported Monday 14 new positive cases of COVID-19. The department is still investigating whether these individuals have had contact with known COVID-positive cases.
SPRINGFIELD – COVID-19-related deaths surpassed 8,000 over the weekend as the virus positivity rate hovered around 4 percent.
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