“The second [COVID-19] wave is now here,” said IDPH director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.
This month, U.S. nursing homes saw a record-breaking week of COVID-19 cases. Research shows community spread is the greatest predictor of rising cases.
City Hall’s efforts to expand testing and contact tracing come as coronavirus testing sites around the Chicago region report long lines.
The record numbers of new cases of Covid-19 being reported in many cities and states has many people reconsidering plans to travel for the holiday.
The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is expected to provide results in 30 minutes or less. Its approval could help alleviate the strain on the nation’s precarious coronavirus testing system.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was found 95% effective in an updated study analysis. Safety data required by the Food and Drug Administration showed no serious concerns, the company said.
COVID-19 can infect the brain, heart, and other vital organs like the liver and kidneys.
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The new restrictions will limit capacity in retail stores, and the state urges Illinoisans to work from home and not interact with people outside of their households.
The American biotech company has announced its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective. Operation Warp Speed science adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui, says he was ecstatic when he heard the news.