Illinois coronavirus updates: here’s what’s going on Wednesday

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Authorities reported 986 new known cases of COVID-19 and 42 deaths on Wednesday. This is the highest number of daily deaths reported since the start of the epidemic. There have now been 6,980 known infections and 141 deaths across the state.

Here are the latest updates on the new coronavirus in the Chicago and Illinois area on Wednesday:

6:15 p.m .: Some Latin neighborhoods delay participation in the census during a pandemic

A video posted on Facebook shows a little boy recovering a letter marked “Census 2020”.

“Make a difference in your community,” said the video to viewers in Spanish as Cesar Nuñez explains to a little boy and girl that the US Census Bureau wants them to complete the census.

Nuñez, the organization’s director at Enlace Chicago, made the video in his home after the organization scrapped doors and a Loteria-themed census night in Little Village because of COVID-19. On Census Day, April 1, the group planned another type of awareness campaign, joining a caravan that crosses the Latin Quarter, hoping that residents will see census messages.

In Illinois, nearly 40% of households had completed the census, a rate higher than the national response of 36.2%, according to the Census Bureau. In Chicago, the response rate on Tuesday was 29.5%, which is slightly higher than in Los Angeles and about the same as in Houston.

But households in some Latin neighborhoods in the city, like Little Village, aren’t participating as quickly as other parts of Chicago, according to a census data card compiled by the City University of New York. Organizers and experts say these communities may be late both because of a digital divide and because of a misconception that the census will ask who is a citizen. Read more here. —Elvia Malagón

5:27 p.m .: 3 new deaths from coronavirus in DuPage County, including 2 in nursing homes

Three other DuPage County residents died from the coronavirus, including residents of two nursing homes, officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 13.

Victims included a woman in her forties who lived in a long-term care facility in Carol Stream; a 70-year-old woman who lived in a long-term care facility in Elmhurst; and a woman in her 60s who lived in Roselle, reported the DuPage County health department. All of the patients had underlying medical conditions. Nine of the 13 DuPage deaths were linked to nursing homes, including 6 from the Chateau Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook and one from Brookdale Senior Living in Burr Ridge. —Robert McCoppin

5:22 p.m .: Coronavirus suspected of death of Tinley Park newspaper publisher

Newspaper publisher Mansour Tadros, of Tinley Park, was a leader of the Arab-American community in the southern suburbs who constantly took phone calls and greeted visitors.

“Her phone rang 100 to 120 times a day,” recalls her son, Fadi. “We had to cancel our home phone because it had become so out of control.”

Tadros died Saturday March 28 of a suspected COVID-19 case, said his son. He was 70 years old. Learn more here. —Ted Slowik

5:20 p.m .: North Central College authorizes the use of the university residence by city employees who must self-quarantine

A residence at North Central College will serve as a place of self-quarantine for public safety workers in Naperville during the coronavirus pandemic, as needed, officials said.

North Central’s Geiger Hall will be available to city’s public safety personnel, including police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and telecommunications as they continue to work on the front lines of the pandemic. Employees who need to isolate themselves due to exposure or possible exposure to COVID-19 or who need housing closer to their workplace can use the accommodation, according to a press release spouse of the city and the center-north. Read more here. —Erin Hegarty

5:17 p.m .: 13 new members of the Chicago Police Service test positive for coronavirus

Sixty-four Chicago police officers have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the police department. Of the 64, 62 are sworn agents and two are civilian members of the department.

The rise in numbers comes after about 6% of the entire department was on sick leave on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to have an impact on city operations.

More than 800 Chicago police workers – mostly sworn officers, although some civilians too – were ill on Monday with major ailments, but the increase was also due to employees who took time off for precautionary measures due to the coronavirus, police said. The department has more than 13,000 sworn officers and several hundred additional civilian employees.

As of Monday, 49 agents had tested positive for the coronavirus. Only a handful have been hospitalized, but at least one has been reported in critical condition, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday. —Rosemary Sobol

5:10 p.m .: Stress of having a baby at the NICU increases for parents

Niama Nash’s daily routine revolves around hospital visits.

Nash, the mother of a premature baby who is currently in a neonatal intensive care unit, says the coronavirus pandemic is still on her mind.

” I am scared. Absolutely, ”said Nash. “I have a lot of anxiety. I try to keep calm and cohesion because I can still see my son. ”

When Nash enters Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, her temperature is taken and displayed on a sticker that she wears for the duration of her visit.

She slides her cell phone and credit cards into a sterilization machine.

And before entering the NICU to visit her son, Braylon, she takes off her outer layer of clothing, puts it in a storage bag and puts on a clean robe. She washes her hands and applies more disinfectant.

“I see people outside without gloves, without masks, comfortable, and it’s just something I’m not going to do,” said Nash. “I’m not taking any chances. “

Nash is just one of many parents of babies born prematurely or with a health problem that requires a stay at the NICU. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in the Chicago area, hospitals have been forced to make difficult decisions about how to protect their youngest patients as they grow and develop enough to return home. Read more here. —Genevieve Bookwalter

4:55 p.m .: Lightfoot, an alderman urges Chicagoans not to go out when the weather warms

Despite a cooler and rainier springtime these past few days, Chicago police and elected officials are still engaged in a high-stakes hustle and bustle with residents gathering outside in city neighborhoods.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has gone from being scolded at taunting and closing the lakeshore last week in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, to a tone of cautious congratulations over the past few days to residents who she says overwhelmingly comply with the rules of “staying inside” the state.

But with the warmer days coming, there is concern that crazy Chicagoans will once again take to the streets in large numbers.

Lightfoot urged people on Wednesday not to give in to the local compulsion to head outside as soon as it reaches 50 degrees.

“As the weather warms up, I know how I am,” said Lightfoot. “After a long winter, I am ready to go out and enjoy the grandeur of this city which really blooms when it is hot. But for now, and at least until April 30, people must continue to do what they have done, that is, stay at home to save lives. »Read more here. —John Byrne

4:47 p.m .: Everyone knows that hand sanitizer and toilet paper are essential parts of quarantine. So, apparently, these are puzzles, bread machines and paint.

Kari DeHaven has been cooking since she was a child, learning from her grandmother.

But she never tried sourdough until a new homework routine and social media inspiration convinced her to try it. Since Friday, she has made two loaves of bread and some sourdough waffles.

“One great thing about baking is that it gives you a little bit of control. In the chaotic world we live in, it is soothing to work with my hands in the kitchen, ”said DeHaven, 26, a family resident of Sycamore. “Touching, tasting, using all of my senses helps me to anchor myself. “

She is not alone. So many people have turned on their ovens that consumers say that flour and yeast can be difficult to find.

Confronted with orders to hide at home to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, consumers have stocked up on canned beans and cleaning products. But stores and analysts said buyers have also salvaged items that aren’t obvious essentials, like electrical skills, household paint and puzzles.

Families whose parents work at home while the children are out of school need the means to keep busy. The same goes for people who move away from society while living alone. Read more here. —Lauren Zumbach

4:45 p.m .: CPA consolidates meal pickup locations during school closure

When spring break begins on Monday, Chicago public schools will consolidate meal distribution in less than a quarter of the schools, but any child can get meals at any school that offers them.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday next week, families can have take-out meals in 136 schools across the city from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sites are listed on the district website. No site will be open on Good Friday.

From April 13 – the first day of official distance learning – the district is moving towards a consolidated plan, whereby meals will be provided in the 276 most attended schools.

“By consolidating the sites, we will have more staff available to support each school – which will help prevent the catering sites from being closed in the event of staff shortages,” CPS said in a statement. “The dining room staff who do not work or are not assigned to a restaurant will continue to be paid and will be able to stay at home and practice social distancing. In addition, by reducing the number of meal sites, we will also be able to reduce the number of directors and assistant directors who oversee the distribution of meals each day, which will give directors more time to support learning at distance. ” —Hannah Leone

4:23 p.m .: The National Guard sends thirty soldiers to the Stateville Correctional Center

The Illinois National Guard sent thirty service members, mostly medical technicians, to the Stateville Correctional Center to help space inmates and do health checks on those entering the prison, such as the number of inmates and staff members who have tested positive for the new coronavirus have grown up.

Illinois public health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Wednesday that 127 people associated with the prison had been tested for the coronavirus, and of the 80 that returned, 36 were positive. Results are not available for the remaining tests. Of these, 19 people are hospitalized in different parts of the state, and others are still under surveillance in the correctional center.

The role of the National Guard is mainly to “increase the staff exhausted in recent days due to the flu and COVID-19,” said the National Guard Brig. General Richard Neely, the Adjutant General of Illinois.

Service members set up tents and help separate detainees in Stateville more widely to provide more distance and “quarantine them in another area of ​​the prison,” said Neely.

National Guard medical technicians also assist in health checks for vendors, employees and other visitors before entering the prison, said Neely. —Jamie Munks

3:45 p.m .: Lightfoot says Chicagoans must “stay diligent” or risk erasing progress

Hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago coronavirus case numbers “are starting to go in the right direction,” she warned bluntly that the city’s COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. any progress made in the fight against the disease could be jeopardized if people stop following strict rules for staying at home.

“I don’t want anyone to take away from this conversation that the light is at the end of the tunnel. It’s a pinprick, not a light, “Lightfoot said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. “We must remain diligent. Stay at home. Save lives. Continue to do the things we have been preaching for two weeks. Otherwise, any progress we make will be lost. »Read more here. —Gregory Pratt

3:10 p.m .: Nurses fear Stateville prison patients overwhelm Joliet hospitals

A wave of COVID-19 patients could deplete the resources of hospitals in the Joliet region treating detainees and workers at the Stateville correctional center, a nurses union warned on Wednesday.

The Illinois Nurses Association said Wednesday that 12 correctional center workers had tested positive for the new coronavirus and 187 staff were awaiting results. In addition, 14 detainees tested positive and 77 showed symptoms, the union said.

A spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Corrections did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation of the figures on Wednesday afternoon. Governor J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that an inmate from Joliet Institution has died.

The nurses at Amita Health Saint Joseph Joliet medical center are “very concerned that the hospital is overwhelmed and that there are not enough staff to care for the patients,” said Alice Johnson, executive director of the hospital. ‘Illinois Nurses Association.

Amita spokesperson Tim Nelson said in an email, “We have the right staff in all areas of patient care, thanks to the strength and dedication of our nurses, technicians, workers environmental and associated supply chain services. ” Joliet hospital has 480 beds.

The National Guard is coming to help with medical care in Stateville this week, setting up tents and beds in the gymnasium with about 30 doctors assigned, said Lt. Col. Bradford Leighton of the Illinois National Guard. They will do routine health exams and have about 30 beds for detainees, he said.

Stateville patients can also be referred to other hospitals in the area, including Morris Hospital, Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee and Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospitals Kankakee, said representative Larry Walsh Jr. , D-Joliet.

“The good news is that there is help,” said Johnson. “What we don’t know right now is the extent of this assistance. … We do not know if the capacity will meet demand. “-Lisa Schencker and Stacy St. Clair

2:44 p.m .: Known cases of new coronavirus jump 986, including 42 additional deaths

Known cases of the new coronavirus in Illinois have jumped 986, including 42 additional deaths, the State Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday.

This brings the total number of known cases statewide to 6,980 and the number of deaths to 141 since the start of the epidemic.

Known cases of coronavirus are now spread across 56 of 102 state counties, with Massac and Vermilion counties now reporting cases. The majority of the deaths reported Wednesday – 34 – occurred in Cook County, while there were two deaths in DuPage County. On Wednesday, there was a death in the counties of Carroll, Kane, Lake, Sangamon, Will and Winnebago.

Public Health Director, Ngozi Ezike, continued to urge social distancing as a way to curb the spread of the virus, one day after Governor JB Pritzker announced that he was extending the order stay at home until the end of April.

“It’s your behavior, it’s my behavior, it’s everyone’s behavior that is going to turn the tide,” said Ezike. “We will see the end of this pandemic.” –Jamie Munks

2:10 p.m .: Cook County medical examiner searches for warehouse as he prepares for more coronavirus deaths

First, the refrigerated semi-trailer appeared in the morgue parking lot, ready to house up to 30 bodies of people who are believed to have died from the coronavirus.

Now, the Cook County medical examiner’s office is looking for a refrigerated warehouse for up to 1,000 bodies – research unlike any other business the office has done in recent history.

“We want to be ready to deal with a large number of deaths,” chief medical examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar said in the Gallery. “For over 200 cases, I think a separate place is easier to work with and more respectful.”

By Tuesday the number of deaths in the county from the respiratory virus had reached 71. A statewide projection for Illinois predicts that deaths could peak at 88 a day in mid-April, according to the University of Washington Institute of Metrology and Health Assessment. Read more here. –Alice Yin

2:00 p.m .: From meal delivery to wellness checks, educators try to keep family lifebuoys afloat during school closings

Even under normal circumstances, struggling families often rely on local schools for all kinds of support, meals, care and advice for their children to health care referrals.

Now, with school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers, counselors and administrators are finding ways to keep these services available and stay in touch with families. Read more here. –Karen Ann Cullotta and Hannah Leone

1:38 p.m .: Chicago grants rent deferral to CHA tenants

Residents of Chicago Housing Authority buildings can wait to pay April rent until the state house order is lifted, officials said on Wednesday.

“We are working to provide as much support as possible to residents[s] in these very difficult times, ”said James Bebley, Acting CEO of the housing authority, in a press release.

The CHA will not issue late rent notices and will not charge late fees. Tenants will still have to pay the April rent, but they won’t have to pay until at least May 1, the date the home stay order is scheduled to expire.

The delay could, however, extend beyond May 1 if the order is extended.

The change comes as Chicago tenants ask for rent relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she could not issue a citywide rent freeze while the state rent control ban remained intact, and Governor JBPritzker said it could not reverse the ban by decree, forcing some tenants to threaten a rent strike.

CHA’s temporary deferral does not apply to tenants who use vouchers for private accommodation, but the ministry has said it will ask these owners to be flexible with tenants who may be unemployed or otherwise affected financially by the crisis. – Ariel Cheung

1:11 p.m .: City worker dies from coronavirus, Lightfoot announces

City worker dies of coronavirus, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Wednesday.

The mayor said she could not provide personal details, including which department the worker was in, but said they were a longtime worker “loved by family and colleagues”.

“The numbers we share every day are not just statistics. These are people whose lives have changed forever, ”said Lightfoot.

Illinois had 5,994 known COVID-19 infections and 99 statewide deaths since the start of the epidemic on Tuesday. Of these cases, there have been 2,611 confirmed infections in Chicago, officials said.

Earlier in the day, on an appearance on NBC’s “Today” program, Lightfoot said that the number of coronavirus cases in Chicago “is starting to go in the right direction”, although there is still much to do to curb the crisis.

“What we are also seeing is an extension of the time between doubling cases. It is too early to make any real predictions, but it seems that we are starting to move in the right direction. But the truth is, on our modeling, we don’t think we will reach the peak of this virus before mid-late April, “said Lightfoot, echoing a point she had previously raised in a Tribune interview. “So there is still a lot of work to do.”

The authorities have taken drastic measures to enforce social distancing rules aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. Last month, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide home stay order requiring people to stay at home, with certain exceptions such as work or grocery shopping. He extended the order until April.

State schools remain closed, and bars and restaurants are prohibited from dining. Lightfoot has closed the lake and the large parks. Read more here. –Gregory Pratt

12:23 p.m .: Do you know a business that is still open? Chicago received 500 complaints about non-core businesses that remain open due to the coronavirus pandemic

According to the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection, about 500 complaints about non-core businesses operating in violation of the governor’s directive on home housing were filed on Tuesday.

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot called on residents and workers to report the companies last week.

“Some complaints concern restaurants, bars, yoga studios, hair salons and other inessential businesses, while others concern businesses such as banks and auto stores which are considered essential. We are focused on sharing information while posting quotes for gross and repeat offenders, “said city spokesman Isaac Reichman in a statement. sent by email.

Businesses that are not considered “essential” could face fines of up to $ 10,000 if they stay open.

The city urges residents and employees to file complaints through the 311 system. Read more here. —Abdel Jimenez

11:48 am: Lightfoot accuses Trump of “madly false” statements, says Chicago facing a spike in coronavirus but “starting to tend in the right direction”

The number of coronavirus cases in Chicago “is starting to go in the right direction”, although much remains to be done to curb COVID-19, said Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday.

“What we’re also seeing is an increase in the time between doubling cases. It is too early to make any real predictions, but it seems that we are starting to move in the right direction. But the truth is, on our modeling, we don’t think we will reach the peak of this virus before mid-late April, “said Lightfoot, echoing a point she had previously raised in a Tribune interview. So there is a lot more work to be done. As you know, we have taken some pretty drastic measures, canceled many outdoor activities, issued a stay at home order, closed our schools. All of these things we know are necessary to really save lives, and here we launched a local campaign called Stay at Home, Save Lives, which people have fun with, which is great. “

Asked about President Donald Trump’s claim that the governors were “slow to respond,” Lightfoot said, “I’ll tell you, I don’t pay much attention to the things that come out of the president’s mouth in his daily briefings. Many of them are not based on fact or science and they are simply wrong. This is wrong in this case. »Read more here. —Gregory Pratt

10:40 am: Rent: pay or not pay? Amidst coronaviruses, that is the question for Chicago businesses.

Ryan Tracy’s owner has offered to let Tracy prepay half of the April rent for her suburban beer store, and then split the other half over the rest of 2020.

Kenneth Morrison told his restaurant tenant Pilsen not to worry about the April rent – or any rent – until the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Owners of Dale Lewis told him to forget about any potential dispensation for his suburban restaurants: full rents were due, a global health crisis or not.

In their own way, each of these tenants or landlords has taken at least a first step in one of the thorniest problems to emerge for businesses and mortgagees during the COVID-19 health crisis: what to do with the rent ? Read more here. —Josh Noel and Ryan Ori

9:15 a.m .: The Cubs-Cardinals series in London on June 13 and 14 is officially canceled

The cancellation was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cubs and Cardinals were scheduled to play two games at London Stadium on June 13 and 14, with the Cardinals at home. Read more here. —Mark Gonzales

9:12 a.m .: IHSA director still hopes for spring sports amid coronavirus delays

On March 12, the IHSA announced the cancellation of the remaining state playoffs for winter sports, including the boys’ basketball finals in Peoria, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spring sports were then suspended because state schools were closed until April 7. On March 25, IHSA executive director Craig Anderson sent a letter to administrators and coaches of spring sports as the organization explored options to extend the season until summer. This allows teams to play regular and post-season games later this spring.

Anderson said the IHSA’s position remains the same after Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Tuesday that the stay at home order had been extended until April 30. This means that high school sports will not resume until May at the earliest.

Shortly before Pritzker’s announcement, Pioneer Press contributor Dan Shalin spoke with Anderson about the IHSA’s decision-making process, the possibility of an extended shutdown, and the effect of the pandemic on the athlétisme au lycée, en particulier les seniors. Read more here. —Dan Shalin

8 h 20: les annulations de diplômes dues au coronavirus sont douces pour les diplômés de première génération et leurs familles

Après huit ans de travail rigoureux et contre toute attente, Maria Ramirez, 27 ans, devrait devenir la première médecin de sa famille.

La fille d’immigrants mexicains était censée monter sur scène en mai lors de la remise des diplômes du Collège de médecine de l’Université de l’Illinois, validant enfin les sacrifices de ses parents, a-t-elle déclaré.

Ramirez, qui envisage de pratiquer la médecine familiale, a commandé sa casquette et sa robe. Ses parents se préparaient pour le jalon et prévoyaient d’inviter la famille élargie. Mais la pandémie de COVID-19 a interrompu la célébration prévue. Read more here. —Laura Rodríguez Presa

8 h 03: Un «libre pour tous» mondial pour acheter et vendre des masques apparaît au milieu de la bataille des coronavirus

Le désespoir mondial de protéger les travailleurs médicaux de première ligne qui luttent contre l’épidémie de coronavirus a déclenché une course internationale folle pour les masques et autres équipements de protection. Les gouvernements, les chaînes d’hôpitaux, les cliniques et les entrepreneurs parcourent le monde à la recherche d’équipements de protection individuelle qu’ils peuvent acheter ou vendre – et un nouveau type de commerçant a vu le jour pour y parvenir. Read more here. -New York Times

6 h 33: Des dirigeants politiques s’associent à des philanthropies pour créer un fonds pour les arts et les artistes

Afin de stimuler les communautés artistiques et culturelles battues dans le Land de Lincoln, l’État de l’Illinois et la ville de Chicago s’associent à des philanthropies pour créer un nouveau fonds d’urgence. Selon le bureau de presse du maire Lori Lightfoot, les candidatures au fonds pour les artistes individuels et les groupes artistiques devaient s’ouvrir mercredi sur un site Web du fonds, artsforillinois.org.

Surnommée Arts for Illinois, cette initiative accélérée bénéficiera d’un soutien sans restriction d’au moins 4,5 millions de dollars aux artistes et artisans, dont beaucoup se retrouvent désormais sans emploi.

Il soutiendra également les organisations culturelles à but non lucratif à travers l’État, dont la plupart sont maintenant privées de revenus, avec une ruine totale en vue.

« Nous voulons que les artistes sachent qu’ils ont une large base de soutien dans l’Illinois », a déclaré mardi le gouverneur J.B. Pritzker lors d’une interview téléphonique. Read more here. —Chris Jones et le personnel de Tribune

6 h 25: les enseignants et les élèves créent un équipement de protection pour les travailleurs essentiels dans la bataille contre les coronavirus: «J’ai réalisé … j’ai la compétence exacte que les gens demandent»

Troublés par le manque d’équipement de protection pour les travailleurs essentiels, plusieurs éducateurs de la région de Chicago intensifient cette semaine pour créer des écrans faciaux pour ceux qui sont en première ligne de la bataille des coronavirus.

Les enseignants de l’enseignement professionnel et de l’enseignement secondaire des écoles secondaires de Buffalo Grove et Wheeling ont passé leur récente relâche scolaire à concevoir un prototype d’un écran facial de protection qu’ils ont commencé à produire cette semaine dans leurs maisons avec des imprimantes 3D, a déclaré David Schuler, directeur du canton d’Arlington Heights, basé à Township High. District scolaire 214.

Le directeur du Makerspace and Entrepreneur Centre du Harper College, Jeff Moy, contribuera à l’effort en utilisant les découpeuses laser de son laboratoire.

« Ces enseignants se mobilisent pour sauver des vies et aplanir la courbe », a déclaré Schuler. « Pendant toutes mes années en tant qu’éducateur, rien ne m’a rendu plus fier. … Ils contribuent à la santé et à la sécurité de la communauté.  » En savoir plus ici –Karen Ann Cullotta

6 h: La saison de navigation des Grands Lacs est en cours avec de nouvelles précautions pour les marins

Alors que la pandémie de coronavirus a bloqué des pays et perturbé les chaînes d’approvisionnement mondiales, la saison de navigation des Grands Lacs a commencé la semaine dernière.

Chicago est une plaque tournante du fret national et international. Plus de tonnage de fret transite par l’Illinois International Port District que tout autre port des Grands Lacs.

L’industrie du transport maritime met en œuvre un certain nombre de garanties, selon James Weakley, président de la Lake Carriers Association, une organisation qui représente 46 navires américains qui transportent 90 millions de tonnes de marchandises par an à travers les Grands Lacs.

Les entreprises contrôlent les marins avant de se présenter au travail, s’informant des voyages récents et des contacts avec les autres. De nombreuses équipes ont reçu l’ordre de désinfecter les postes de travail avec une solution d’eau de javel et même d’étaler les heures de repas pour maintenir la distance avec les autres membres d’équipage. Read more here. –Tony Briscoe

5 h: Les cartes montrent la propagation suburbaine des coronavirus et certains des nombres les plus élevés se trouvent dans les banlieues nord

Lorsqu’un couple Skokie est décédé samedi à quelques heures du coronavirus, les décès ont illustré non seulement la nature tragique de la pandémie, mais aussi sa propagation inégale à travers les banlieues.

Un examen Tribune des données disponibles des comtés et des municipalités montre que Skokie mène le comté de Cook de banlieue, avec 81 résultats positifs rapportés, y compris la mort du couple et de deux autres personnes dans les années 80.

Les autorités reconnaissent que le niveau des tests demeure cruellement insuffisant pour obtenir une image fidèle de la propagation du virus. Et l’État ne publie pas de données qui correspondent aux tests positifs par ville ou village.

Mais l’examen par la Tribune des informations au niveau local donne des indices sur la façon dont la pandémie affecte différentes parties de la région. Découvrez ce que nous avons trouvé ici. –Joe Mahr et Hal Dardick

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