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A whole bunch of coronavirus deaths faraway from weekly nursing properties replace as state adjustments how tally is compiled

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Illinois officers are not together with 216 deaths and 1,727 confirmed circumstances of their weekly reporting of coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care services, in response to an evaluation by the Chicago Solar-Occasions.


The omissions are a part of a revised manner COVID-19 circumstances and deaths at nursing properties and different services will now be reported, officers mentioned. A Solar-Occasions depend of present and previous numbers reveals long-term care services now account for half of all coronavirus deaths in Illinois.

The Illinois Division of Public Well being releases figures each Friday on the variety of coronavirus circumstances and deaths reported at each long-term care facility within the state.

Reporters Nader Issa and Caroline Hurley have the full story.



eight:02 a.m. Outside in a pandemic: Indicators level to an increase in conventional outside pursuits, and it could stick

Whether or not hooking a crawler piece or fathead minnow on a No. 12 hook below a small float or foraging for morel mushrooms with household, persons are remembering their roots within the outdoor.

With the stay-at-home edicts, the shift towards extra conventional pursuits of foraging, fishing for meals as a lot as for sport, and attempting to find meals as a lot as for sport morph into greater than childhood reminiscences.

“Oh, yeah, I feel with this entire factor occurring, I seen a rise in fishing,’’ mentioned Greg Dickson, proprietor of Triangle Sports activities and Marine in Antioch. “It’s like through the oil embargo and the market crash, individuals come again to fishing, a grass-roots exercise. I’ve been doing this a very long time, so it doesn’t appear a lot completely different than these different occasions [of crisis].’’


He sees the shift.

“Long run, I feel this can be constructive,’’ he mentioned. “Individuals grew up doing this, then life will get in the way in which, now they arrive again to it, a grass-roots factor.’’

Read the full story from Dale Bowman here.


7:08 a.m. Nursing properties now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters collect at Pritzker’s home


An activist with Northside Motion For Justice together with a dozen different protest exterior Gov. Pritzker’s Chicago residence demanding these in long run care services get sources amid the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Might 22, 2020.
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Nursing properties now account for greater than half of all coronavirus deaths in Illinois, in accordance to an information evaluation by the Chicago Solar-Occasions.

That up to date tally got here as a dozen individuals gathered Friday at Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Chicago residence to protest his oversight of long-term care services.

Nursing properties reported 1,583 new COVID-19 circumstances and 395 new deaths up to now week, in response to knowledge launched Friday by the Illinois Division of Public Well being.


A Solar-Occasions depend of state totals stands at 2,368 deaths and 14,799 confirmed circumstances at long-term care services for the reason that pandemic began. The figures launched by the state present decrease totals, nonetheless, as a result of officers have stopped together with of their public knowledge 74 services that haven’t had a brand new case up to now 28 days, an IDPH spokeswoman mentioned Friday.

Read the full story by Nader Issa and Tyler LaRiviere here.

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7:11 a.m. When others around the globe don’t even have clear water and cleaning soap, all of us pay the worth

With out higher primary hygiene across the globe, we’re certain to be hit by one other pandemic.


But the World Bank this week reported that some three billion individuals around the globe don’t even have entry to wash water and cleaning soap, essentially the most primary and efficient requirements for stopping the unfold of illness, together with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Globally, 46% of colleges don’t have hand-washing services with water and cleaning soap.

Germs, as we now have come to understand so painfully through the present pandemic, respect no borders. A bug in China or Italy can circle the globe very quickly, particularly if billions of individuals can’t even wash their arms.


Read the full editorial by the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.