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Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

The chief of the Illinois Department of Public Health shared her personal recommendations on when she will feel safe partaking in a variety of activities. Here [...]

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Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Getting an antibody test may not mean you’re immune to coronavirus, one of Illinois’ top health experts warned. There are plenty of questions still surrounding [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, dismissed claims that the state is overstating the number of coronavirus-related deaths [...]

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In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, detailed in a Mother’s Day sermon that more than 1,000 mothers have died from COVID-19 i [...]

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New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

CHICAGO (CBS) — As Illinois’ stay-at-order continues through the end of May, more sobering numbers were released on COVID-19 cases in the state, as the number [...]

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Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health has released new numbers on the number of coronavirus patients who have fully recovered from the illne [...]

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Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Thursday that using swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic is not a good idea – with [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,551 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 119 additional deaths.... Illinois Public Healt [...]

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Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 27,575 cases of COVID-19 in 92 counties, including 1,134 deaths. A total of 130,163 peopl [...]

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Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

With warm temperatures and religious holidays looming on the horizon, Illinois officials are telling residents to continue abiding by the state’s “stay-at-home [...]

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AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois will host a COVID-19 telephone town hall today at 7 p.m. that will feature Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ng [...]

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March 30 briefing: Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike discusses that latest confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois.... The Chicago [...]

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Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

"There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant," said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.... An investig [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 2,538 total cases, and 26 total deaths.

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there have been a total of 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since the start of th [...]

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Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Dr. Ngozi Ezike is OK with outdoor restaurants. But she said she’d wait at least three months to feel safe with indoor dining. She’s waiting to get a haircut. [...]

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'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

“I know, in the absence of parades, we still want to find ways to honor and celebrate those who have given their lives while serving this country, again in a s [...]

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Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 87,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 99 counties, including 3,928 [...]

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Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tuesday saw a record jump in Illinois COVID-19 cases, but the number of deaths hovered over the 100 mark.... The head of the Illinois Departmen [...]

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Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Thursday afternoon, there have been a total of 70,873 confirmed cases of the virus in 97 counties, [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois saw the second highest number of new COVID-19 cases and second most virus deaths in a single day over the past 24 hours, with 2,563 ne [...]

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‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

Citing a “significant increase” in calls to the Illinois Poison Control Center, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike is urging state r [...]

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More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dr. Ngozi Ezike from the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed another 2,049 COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the Illinois total [...]

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Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois has now reported more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. On Sunday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that the state was reporting 1,1 [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

“The individuals and the communities impacted by this virus have touched nearly every part of our state. We must stay the course, and continue working together [...]

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Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announ [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 5,994 cases, including 99 deaths, in 54 counties.

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First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported:  Illinois Health Officials

First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported: Illinois Health Officials

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the death of an Chicago infant under the age of one who tested positive for coronavirus disease. “There has n [...]

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Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Well hello everyone and thank you all for joining us again this afternoon. Today, in addition to our IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, I’m here with our Illinois [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Friday afternoon, Illinois has had 117,455 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the p [...]

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Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, says that the state is continuing to review data about deaths related to coronavirus, bu [...]

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192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...]

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Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois officials say the state has received 140 cases of remdesivir, a drug that has been given emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration for us [...]

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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said 2,253 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 92 additional deaths.

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Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois’ total number of coronavirus cases climbed to near 40,000 Friday as the state saw its highest number of new daily cases and deaths related to the viru [...]

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‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

With state officials still trying to figure out when Illinois will hit its peak of coronavirus cases this spring, there is also concern that another wave of th [...]

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Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois on Friday saw its biggest daily spike in cases since the coronavirus began in the state this year, but that doesn’t mean the state has reached its pea [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Illinois reported its highest single day increases in the number of reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, but Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head [...]

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Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

The 33 deaths were among the 1,453 new cases of COVID-19 that Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike reported in [...]

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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order until the end of April as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Re [...]

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An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials  [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

“As we expected, and as we have feared, the greatest number of hospitalizations is among individuals older than 65 years of age, and approximately 86% of those [...]

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Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported 296 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois on Sunday, including one infant. That [...]

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Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

The chief of the Illinois Department of Public Health shared her personal recommendations on when she will feel safe partaking in a variety of activities. Here [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Friday afternoon, Illinois has had 117,455 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the p [...]

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'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

“I know, in the absence of parades, we still want to find ways to honor and celebrate those who have given their lives while serving this country, again in a s [...]

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Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Getting an antibody test may not mean you’re immune to coronavirus, one of Illinois’ top health experts warned. There are plenty of questions still surrounding [...]

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192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...]

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Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tuesday saw a record jump in Illinois COVID-19 cases, but the number of deaths hovered over the 100 mark.... The head of the Illinois Departmen [...]

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In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, detailed in a Mother’s Day sermon that more than 1,000 mothers have died from COVID-19 i [...]

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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois saw the second highest number of new COVID-19 cases and second most virus deaths in a single day over the past 24 hours, with 2,563 ne [...]

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Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health has released new numbers on the number of coronavirus patients who have fully recovered from the illne [...]

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Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois’ total number of coronavirus cases climbed to near 40,000 Friday as the state saw its highest number of new daily cases and deaths related to the viru [...]

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More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dr. Ngozi Ezike from the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed another 2,049 COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the Illinois total [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,551 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 119 additional deaths.... Illinois Public Healt [...]

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Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois on Friday saw its biggest daily spike in cases since the coronavirus began in the state this year, but that doesn’t mean the state has reached its pea [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

“The individuals and the communities impacted by this virus have touched nearly every part of our state. We must stay the course, and continue working together [...]

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Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

With warm temperatures and religious holidays looming on the horizon, Illinois officials are telling residents to continue abiding by the state’s “stay-at-home [...]

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Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

The 33 deaths were among the 1,453 new cases of COVID-19 that Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike reported in [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 5,994 cases, including 99 deaths, in 54 counties.

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March 30 briefing: Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike discusses that latest confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois.... The Chicago [...]

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An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials  [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 2,538 total cases, and 26 total deaths.

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Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported 296 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois on Sunday, including one infant. That [...]

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Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Dr. Ngozi Ezike is OK with outdoor restaurants. But she said she’d wait at least three months to feel safe with indoor dining. She’s waiting to get a haircut. [...]

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Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, says that the state is continuing to review data about deaths related to coronavirus, bu [...]

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Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 87,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 99 counties, including 3,928 [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, dismissed claims that the state is overstating the number of coronavirus-related deaths [...]

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Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois officials say the state has received 140 cases of remdesivir, a drug that has been given emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration for us [...]

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Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Thursday afternoon, there have been a total of 70,873 confirmed cases of the virus in 97 counties, [...]

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New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

CHICAGO (CBS) — As Illinois’ stay-at-order continues through the end of May, more sobering numbers were released on COVID-19 cases in the state, as the number [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said 2,253 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 92 additional deaths.

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‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

Citing a “significant increase” in calls to the Illinois Poison Control Center, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike is urging state r [...]

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Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Thursday that using swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic is not a good idea – with [...]

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‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

With state officials still trying to figure out when Illinois will hit its peak of coronavirus cases this spring, there is also concern that another wave of th [...]

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Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois has now reported more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. On Sunday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that the state was reporting 1,1 [...]

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Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 27,575 cases of COVID-19 in 92 counties, including 1,134 deaths. A total of 130,163 peopl [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Illinois reported its highest single day increases in the number of reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, but Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head [...]

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Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announ [...]

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AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois will host a COVID-19 telephone town hall today at 7 p.m. that will feature Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ng [...]

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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order until the end of April as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Re [...]

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First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported:  Illinois Health Officials

First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported: Illinois Health Officials

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the death of an Chicago infant under the age of one who tested positive for coronavirus disease. “There has n [...]

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Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

"There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant," said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.... An investig [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

“As we expected, and as we have feared, the greatest number of hospitalizations is among individuals older than 65 years of age, and approximately 86% of those [...]

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Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Well hello everyone and thank you all for joining us again this afternoon. Today, in addition to our IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, I’m here with our Illinois [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there have been a total of 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since the start of th [...]

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Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

Cheat sheet: Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s personal COVID-19 do’s and don’ts

The chief of the Illinois Department of Public Health shared her personal recommendations on when she will feel safe partaking in a variety of activities. Here [...]

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Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Hugs, haircuts, handshakes — Dr. Ezike’s do’s and don’t’s. (Spoiler alert: Handshake time frame ‘between a year and never again’)

Dr. Ngozi Ezike is OK with outdoor restaurants. But she said she’d wait at least three months to feel safe with indoor dining. She’s waiting to get a haircut. [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,622 New COVID-19 Cases; 86 Additional Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Friday afternoon, Illinois has had 117,455 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the p [...]

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'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

'Hang In There': Illinois Public Health Chief Urges People To Continue Taking COVID Precautions During Memorial Day Weekend

“I know, in the absence of parades, we still want to find ways to honor and celebrate those who have given their lives while serving this country, again in a s [...]

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Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Ezike Defends State’s Calculation of Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, says that the state is continuing to review data about deaths related to coronavirus, bu [...]

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Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Antibody Tests Bring More Questions Than Answers, Top Illinois Health Expert Says

Getting an antibody test may not mean you’re immune to coronavirus, one of Illinois’ top health experts warned. There are plenty of questions still surrounding [...]

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Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Nears 4,000 Deaths From COVID-19; 3,239 New Cases In Past Day, Including 138 Deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 87,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 99 counties, including 3,928 [...]

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192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois is Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, dismissed claims that the state is overstating the number of coronavirus-related deaths [...]

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Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

Largest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In Illinois: 4,014

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tuesday saw a record jump in Illinois COVID-19 cases, but the number of deaths hovered over the 100 mark.... The head of the Illinois Departmen [...]

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Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois Receives First Shipment of Remdesivir, With Most Vials Going to Cook County

Illinois officials say the state has received 140 cases of remdesivir, a drug that has been given emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration for us [...]

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In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

In emotional Mother’s Day message, health chief says more than 1,000 Illinois moms lost to COVID-19

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, detailed in a Mother’s Day sermon that more than 1,000 mothers have died from COVID-19 i [...]

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Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths; Sees Additional 138 Fatalities In Past 24 Hours

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Thursday afternoon, there have been a total of 70,873 confirmed cases of the virus in 97 counties, [...]

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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total

CHICAGO (CBS) — As Illinois’ stay-at-order continues through the end of May, more sobering numbers were released on COVID-19 cases in the state, as the number [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

Coronavirus In Illinois: 141 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 2,563 Total New Cases In Past Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois saw the second highest number of new COVID-19 cases and second most virus deaths in a single day over the past 24 hours, with 2,563 ne [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 92 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said 2,253 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 92 additional deaths.

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Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

Illinois Officials Report on Coronavirus Recovery Numbers in State

The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health has released new numbers on the number of coronavirus patients who have fully recovered from the illne [...]

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‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

‘Significant Increase’ in Calls to Illinois Poison Control After Trump Disinfectant Remarks

Citing a “significant increase” in calls to the Illinois Poison Control Center, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike is urging state r [...]

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Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois Reports Highest Daily Total of Coronavirus Cases as State Total Nears 40K

Illinois’ total number of coronavirus cases climbed to near 40,000 Friday as the state saw its highest number of new daily cases and deaths related to the viru [...]

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Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Dr. Ezike: Swimming Pools Are Not Safe To Use During Coronavirus Pandemic Because Of 'Fecal Shedding'

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Thursday that using swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic is not a good idea – with [...]

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More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dr. Ngozi Ezike from the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed another 2,049 COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the Illinois total [...]

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‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

‘We Should be Concerned:’ Possibility of Wave of COVID-19 in Fall Could Cause Serious Issues

With state officials still trying to figure out when Illinois will hit its peak of coronavirus cases this spring, there is also concern that another wave of th [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 33,059 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 1,468 Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,551 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 119 additional deaths.... Illinois Public Healt [...]

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Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois Reports 1,197 New Cases of Coronavirus, 33 Additional Deaths

Illinois has now reported more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. On Sunday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that the state was reporting 1,1 [...]

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Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say

Illinois on Friday saw its biggest daily spike in cases since the coronavirus began in the state this year, but that doesn’t mean the state has reached its pea [...]

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Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike, With More Than 1,800 New Cases, Including 62 Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 27,575 cases of COVID-19 in 92 counties, including 1,134 deaths. A total of 130,163 peopl [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 22,025 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 794 Deaths

“The individuals and the communities impacted by this virus have touched nearly every part of our state. We must stay the course, and continue working together [...]

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Says Rate of Increase in COVID-19 Cases Could be Slowing

Illinois reported its highest single day increases in the number of reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, but Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head [...]

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Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

Officials Warn of ‘Set Back’ in Coronavirus Fight if Residents Gather Due to Warmer Weather

With warm temperatures and religious holidays looming on the horizon, Illinois officials are telling residents to continue abiding by the state’s “stay-at-home [...]

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Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announ [...]

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Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 243 deaths

The 33 deaths were among the 1,453 new cases of COVID-19 that Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike reported in [...]

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AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois hosts COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight

AARP Illinois will host a COVID-19 telephone town hall today at 7 p.m. that will feature Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ng [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison Outbreak

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 5,994 cases, including 99 deaths, in 54 counties.

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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order until the end of April as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Re [...]

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Chicago Police Department

March 30 briefing: Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike discusses that latest confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois.... The Chicago [...]

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First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported:  Illinois Health Officials

First Death of an Infant with Coronavirus Disease has been reported: Illinois Health Officials

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the death of an Chicago infant under the age of one who tested positive for coronavirus disease. “There has n [...]

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An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials  [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials [...]

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

Can President Trump enforce a national quarantine?

"There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant," said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.... An investig [...]

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Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, First in US

An infant from Cook County died from the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Saturday, marking the first infant death from the virus in the United Stat [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

“As we expected, and as we have feared, the greatest number of hospitalizations is among individuals older than 65 years of age, and approximately 86% of those [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 7 More Deaths

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 2,538 total cases, and 26 total deaths.

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Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Read Gov. JB Pritzker’s Powerful Message on Coronavirus Toll in Illinois

Well hello everyone and thank you all for joining us again this afternoon. Today, in addition to our IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, I’m here with our Illinois [...]

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Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Infant among 296 new coronavirus cases reported in Illinois; 3 more deaths reported

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported 296 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois on Sunday, including one infant. That [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Coronavirus In Illinois: 163 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there have been a total of 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since the start of th [...]

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