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            Live map of Illinois coronavirus cases

            Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.

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            When a coronavirus patient has no one else, a suburban Chicago nurse holds her hand and prays with her

            ‘We’re getting back to the basics of patient care,’ says Shari Para, who works with COVID-19 patients at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, even if that’s just to hold their hands and pray.

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            Chicago doctor treating coronavirus can’t go near wife, 5-year-old son, finds ways to connect

            Dr. Juan Rojas, a supervising doctor at the University of Chicago Medicine intensive-care unit, talks with them via FaceTime — from his basement.

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            Lightfoot will be ‘extremely cautious’ before lifting stay-at-上海11选5走势图 order in Chicago

            A lot will depend on the extent of testing available, the mayor said, since people must "have a level of confidence about whether or not they’re infected."

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            Chicago paramedic ‘taking it one day at a time’ during pandemic

            Brandon Keith has seen a growing number of coronavirus patients in his ambulance.

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            ‘We’re scared. They’re scared’

            "I’ve been a disaster nurse for 25 years. I never thought I’d see this," said Michele Mazurek, chief nursing officer for Sinai Health Systems. "We’re seeing hardened nurses having a rough time."

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            ‘Your instinct is to run to the patient’ — but you can’t

            Mount Sinai Hospital fights COVID-19 atop a schedule already hectic with other emergencies.

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            At Mount Sinai, ‘moments of chaos and calm’

            Medical staff at Mount Sinai Hospital struggle to treat the COVID-19 pandemic raging across Chicago and the world.

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            Provident nurses, healthcare workers demand hospital’s ER remain open: ‘We are in emergency’

            The protest comes just a few days after Cook County Health announced that it would close the emergency department at Provident Hospital for about a month starting Monday to figure out a better way to handle the "large volume of patients" and "challenges of a pandemic" at the South Side hospital.

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            Lightfoot declares ‘public health red alarm’ about racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths

            As of Saturday, 70% of the 86 Chicago residents dying from the coronavirus were African Americans; the city’s population is 29% black.

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            Can’t pay mortgage due to coronavirus? What you need to know, where to turn for help.

            The federal CARES Act covers people with federally backed loans, but others can get relief, too. Here are answers to your questions and a guide for finding assistance.

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            Roseland Community Hospital launches drive-thru COVID-19 testing

            The hospital’s in-house laboratory will be able to process 2,800 blood tests per day and have some results as soon as two-and-a-half hours.

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            Rapid coronavirus testing starting in Illinois

            Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that Illinois was set to receive 上海11选5走势图 that can process rapid COVID-19 tests in less than 15 minutes.

            Members of the Illinois Air National Guard assemble medical equipment at McCormick Place.
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            How McCormick Place is being transformed into a massive field hospital for COVID-19 patients

            Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers, overseeing construction of the ‘alternative care facility’ for COVID-19 patients, says first 500 beds will be ready Friday.

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            Nonprofit planning field hospitals for Chicago

            The International Medical Corps intends to set up 20 field hospitals across the country上海11选5走势图, including in Chicago.

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            Shave, shower, keep a routine and remember that this too shall pass: advice from therapists

            Busy psychologists have their hands full trying to help their Chicago-area clients during the coronavirus outbreak.

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            A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago

            Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as "an entirely preventable human disaster" — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff.

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            Pritzker urged to reopen Westlake Hospital for COVID-19 response

            State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch applauded the reopening of MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island and Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin as COVID-19 response centers, but said the state shouldn’t stop there.

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            U. of I. designs prototype for low-cost, easy-to-build ventilator — and offers it free to manufacturers

            Any company could build and distribute the sorely needed ventilators in as little as 4-6 weeks because of the simplicity of the design, officials said.

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            BBQ legend Charlie Robinson delivers lunch to patients at Roseland Community Hospital

            The hospital had been relying on takeout and donations after being forced to close its dietary department.

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            Hospital worker contracts COVID-19; union demands hazard pay, better working conditions

            SEIU Healthcare Illinois wants Chicago-area hospitals to provide service and maintenance workers with hazard pay and also to improve working conditions.

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            Chicago hospitals begin to lean on expanded ICU spaces as regular critical care beds fill

            Additional spaces inside hospitals are being converted to provide intensive care ahead of an expected surge in severely sick patients.

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            上海11选5走势图 hustled to make face shields to fight coronavirus but can’t find buyers

            Northwest Side-based Pac Team Group changed gears but inventory piling up.

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            How to apply for unemployment benefits if you are out of work during Illinois’ COVID-19 shutdown

            Workers laid off temporarily — and even parents caring for children 上海11选5走势图 from school — can qualify for unemployment benefits under the state’s recently adopted emergency rules.

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            Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’

            Though Pritzker announced that Illinois would be conducting 10,000 daily COVID-19 tests by April 8, he made it clear Monday that there still aren’t enough tests available to track the rise of the deadly disease.

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            Coronavirus makes it more clear than ever: Health care is a human right

            The COVID-19 crisis exposes the foolishness of pretending that health care is a private marketplace.

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            U.S. social distancing guidelines extended to April 30, President Trump says

            The initial 15-day period set by the federal government was set to expire Monday. Now it’s set to last through next month.

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            Officers enforcing stay-at-上海11选5走势图 order break up funeral service in Pulaski Park

            A crowd consisting of between 40 and 60 people — many of whom were elderly — was found gathering Sunday morning at St. Odisho Church, 6201 N. Pulaski Road.

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            Telemedicine helps system absorb caseload while fighting coronavirus

            Boosted by insurance coverage, remote visits gain popularity as patients opt for stay-at-上海11选5走势图 consultations.

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            Community health centers face shutdowns as the coronavirus drives patients, funding away

            Nearly a third of community health centers in Illinois could potentially close their doors as the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing take their toll.

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            Abbott Labs gets FDA approval for portable, 5-minute coronavirus test

            The company expects the tests — performed on a machine the size of a toaster — to be available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day.

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            12 nurses at UIC hospital contract COVID-19; union blames lack of protective equipment

            One nurse was allegedly scolded by a manager for wearing a mask in a room when a COVID-19 patient was having a breathing tube inserted, according to the Illinois Nurses Association.