Coronavirus Illinois: IL coronavirus cases top 153K, with over 7K deaths as state reaches another testing high – WLS-TV

Officials said the trainees evaluated favorable Monday, and the infections might stem from a party or gathering before the start of camp. Contact tracers are currently working to determine the level of the outbreak.
” A great deal of youths may think that theyre not at danger because theyre not in that higher risk group for extreme health problem for COVID-19, however the fact is more youthful individuals are simply as likely as older adults to get contaminated with COVID-19 and to be able to spread it to others,” stated Hannah Goering, Lake County Health Department.
A private taking part in athletic activities at Vernon Hills High School likewise evaluated favorable. If that case was linked to the cases at Lake Zurich High School, it was not instantly clear.
As of Wednesday afternoon there was no indication that Vernon Hills would also cancel summertime sports.
Authorities say all of this is a suggestion that the infection is still out there, and that face coverings and social distancing are important.
Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago location
Earlier today, Gov. JB Pritzker stated the state is presenting 12 mobile testing groups in Illinois, which will be prepared to visit meat factories, nursing homes and homeless shelters.
The mobile screening websites will provide walk-up and drive-through testing totally free of charge to any Illinois homeowner.
The sites will remain in South Chicago, Rock Island, Cicero, Brighton Park, Springfield and East St. Louis
Pritzker recently testified prior to a House of Representatives committee on the action to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for a national mask mandate and stronger national testing.

CHICAGO (WLS)– Illinois reached another one-day high in testing, as it exceeded 38,000 COVID-19 tests carried out in the last 24 hours.
Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 954, including 20 deaths, on Sunday. Theres now a total of 153,916 COVID-19 cases and 7,187 deaths statewide.

Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 38,894 tests, bringing the states overall to more than 1.9 million.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 5 -July 11 is 3.0%. On Thursday, the rate reported was 2.6%.
Likewise on Thursday, the last single-day testing record was set, with 36,180 tests carried out.
2 weeks into Chicagos Phase 4 resuming, the citys test positivity rate is still listed below 5%, essentially staying flat regardless of an increase in cases amongst 18- to 29-year-olds.
The city rolled back restrictions for the downtown Riverwalk Friday, which can now resume its basic hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
On the other hand, the city tightened restrictions on bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, which now have to close by midnight; though last call stays 11 p.m.
RELATED: Illinois National Guard winds down service at states COVID-19 testing sites
The Illinois National Guards release to establish and support the states COVID-19 screening websites is drawing to a close.
State leaders just recently announced that the Illinois National Guard will turn over operations of 11 state-run screening sites to civilian specialists this month.
Over the past four months, countless service members have averaged 45-day releases, followed by a 14-day quarantine, all away from their households to prevent the infection spread.
In addition to running those testing websites, the Guard was included in logistics, including deliveries to McCormick Place.
A little number of members will stay on duty to assist with the transition to that civilian labor force.

As a safety measure, all participants in the football, baseball and poms summertime camps specifically have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
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A Glenview aquatic center is likewise closed due to the coronavirus.
Flick Aquatic Center says they will remain closed, at least through Monday, after 2 of its lifeguards checked favorable for the virus.
One of them worked on July 1 and 6, but invested many of the shifts in the lifeguard chair. The other was there on June 30 and July 7, when the pool was closed.
The center is now being deep cleaned up and sanitized, and says they do not believe the public had close contact with either lifeguard.
RELATED: IHSA revises Phase 4 guidelines due to increased COVID-19 cases on high school sports teamsThe governing body for Illinois high school sports made modifications to its Phase 4 guidelines today.
The Illinois High School Association said the modifications are “due to an increase in favorable cases of COVID-19 among high school teams around the state.”
IHSA is dealing with the states Department of Public Health to limit physical contact and increase mask requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restricting physical contact also reaches sports games and competitions against other schools, consisting of 7-on-7 in football, an IHSA representative said.
Previously this week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about increasing cases amongst younger locals.
Health authorities there stated since June 25, cases reported in Lake County homeowners under 30 have actually increased, while the cases in the basic population have actually stayed constant. Health authorities believed the rise is the result of summer gatherings and an absence of social distancing.
Chicago health authorities made a comparable finding; the group with the most cases in the recently are 18 to 29 years of age, who comprise almost 30 percent of brand-new infections.
Several cases have actually been connected to a Lake Zurich High School athletic camp, and all athletic camps at the school have actually been suspended up until more notice. Officials declined to state the number of trainees were contaminated.

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