Illinois Governor JB Pritzker warned on Thursday that “if the situation does not turn around in the next few days, it is possible to implement “mandatory” whole-house services.
Pritzker has made a speech for the first time since the state health department issued the new guidelines, urging residents to rest at home and work at home. Pritzker said: “We don’t have enough time and there are more and more choices.”
Pritzker said: “The numbers don’t lie.” “If things don’t change in the days to come, then we will soon reach some form of compulsory room for placing orders at home. I’m going all out, I I don’t want us to get there, but now it seems this is where we are going.”
He called on national leaders who do not implement the national guidelines and “anti-cover-ups” who refuse to follow the guidelines.
“Will this make you a reality?” he asked. “Do we have to reach a 50% positive rate like in Iowa today? Are you waiting for medical staff to get sick so that the local hospital does not have enough staff to cover this disease? The next shift? What if your hospital Become so overspend that your sickness and dying road have nowhere to go, what should you do? Because I assure you that although you cannot take responsibility in your city and county, this day is getting closer -It will be the song title (pay attention to you.”
Illinois health officials again reported more than 12,000 newly confirmed and probable coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest number of new cases reported in a single day for the third consecutive day.
The Illinois Department of Public Health issued new guidelines on Wednesday, urging residents to stay at home and only allow them to participate in “essential activities.”
The guide (to be released before the Thanksgiving holiday) advises residents to “stay at home as much as possible in the next three weeks, leaving only some necessary and necessary activities, such as work that must be done at home, COVID-19 testing , Visit the pharmacy and buy food.”
IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike talked about the latest coronavirus indicators in Illinois.
The guidelines also urge employers to allow employees to work from home as much as possible during this period.
The department said: “We ask employers to facilitate this.” “Our goal is to reduce the spread during the holidays and keep businesses and schools open.”
In addition, health officials recommend restrictions on travel and gatherings.
The press release said: “Under the current circumstances, with the virus epidemic, it is not even recommended to attend small gatherings of mixed families or travel to areas with high positive rates. This is potentially dangerous,” the press release stated: “ Please, travel only when necessary.”
Similarly, Chicago issued a stay-at-home recommendation, which will take effect on Monday, urging residents to stay at home and implement new party restrictions in the city.
All health care districts in Illinois have been subject to increasing mitigation measures from the state government, closing indoor dining and bar services, and limiting the size of gatherings.
On Wednesday, three of these areas entered the state’s Method 2 of the mitigation plan, limiting the number of gatherings at outdoor dining tables and further limiting the number of gatherings. Only another area has been subject to this restriction.
Governor JB Pritzker said that certain areas of Illinois have more than tripled the number of hospitalizations for the coronavirus than those during the first wave of pandemics, and some doctors have warned that the state may “surpass it before Thanksgiving. ICU beds”.
The state also saw a continued increase in hospitalizations on Thursday, with 5258 residents currently hospitalized due to coronavirus-like illnesses. Of these patients, there are currently 956 in the intensive care unit and 438 in ventilators.
Since the first peak in COVID-19 cases earlier this year, these three statistics are the highest indicators the state has seen in their respective categories.
Pritzker said: “Now, our growth in new cases is increasing exponentially.” “The current numbers and future predictions we see are worse than in spring. We are now more and more responding to this virus. , So we have a large inventory of PPE, our hospital has planned overflow capacity, and we have more tests. This will not slow the spread of the virus.”