Illinois Could Need 38K More Beds If Virus Isn’t Contained SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois would need tens of thousands of additional hospital beds for COVID-19 patients within the next two weeks in a worst-case scenario amid a pandemic that has now claimed 16 lives in the state. The Democrat said at his […]
This coronavirus is novel, meaning how it will manifest is still unclear. About 0.1% who get flu die. It’s estimated that about 1% of those who have gotten coronavirus have died from it.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois would have to double the number of available hospital beds in the next two weeks to treat COVID-19 patients if the coronavirus is not contained amid a pandemic that has claimed 16 lives in the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday. The state would need almost 38,000 additional hospital beds, including more […]
Advocates and correctional officials are calling on Illinois and other states across the country to release youth from juvenile detention facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently about 200 youth incarcerated in Illinois’ juvenile detention facilities. A recent report from the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University found that more than 90% […]
The president’s informal target to curtail mitigation measures like social distancing comes as the total number of confirmed cases nationwide tops 50,000.
UPDATE on Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Carle says it can now provide sewing materials thanks to a generous donation. Email email@example.com with questions, or to arrange pickup of masks. CHAMPAIGN – Champaign county now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the latest case announced today. Local health officials are saying everyone should consider themselves at […]
Pritzker wants to reinforce the ranks of health care workers fighting the spread of COVID-19, but some older retirees face a tough decision.
With states such as Indiana and Michigan adding “stay-at-home” orders on Monday, millions of Americans are significantly restricting their lifestyles to…
URBANA – With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Urbana School District is working to get information and resources to students in need. Some of those efforts are being led by Lucia Maldonado, the district’s Latino Parent Liaison. Maldonado says many Latino students and families in the Champaign-Urbana area are struggling from job […]
After days of blasting President Donald Trump over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the two spoke by phone Monday…