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Currently, the total number of cases in Illinois is 536,542 and the total number of deaths is 10,477.
Officials said that within 24 hours, the state processed 100,617 specimens for a total of 8,765,100.
From November 5 to November 11, the state-wide 7-day preliminary test positive rate was 13.9%.
As of Wednesday evening, 5258 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital, of which 956 were in the ICU and 438 were on ventilators.
Watch: Governor Pritzker discusses Thanksgiving safety during the pandemic
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Pritzker said Illinois’s forecasts are worse than those seen this spring. The state is better prepared for PPE inventory, better testing, and hospital spill capacity plans. He said that even so, some form of mandatory bad debt at home has not been cancelled.
Governor Pritzker said: “The numbers don’t lie.” “If things don’t change in the coming days, then we will soon reach some form of mandatory room for ordering at home. Go, I don’t want us to get there. But now, this seems to be where we are going.”
Governor Pritzker believes that better and healthier days will come, but they have not yet come. Illinois is working hard to deal with the surge in coronavirus cases, and the trend of hospitalization continues to move in the wrong direction.
The governor posed a simple question to the elected leaders who remained defiant and refused to implement state guidelines.
“Those who are doing mediocre tell the businesses in the community, ignore their local and state public health departments and experts (the best experts in the United States) tell them: What needs to be done to get you involved? The solution?” Pu Lizke asked.
Some suburban businesses, such as the Capri restaurant in Burr Ridge, worry that they will lose everything if the state continues to tighten restrictions.
Gigi Rovito of Capri said: “This is my livelihood. This is what I know.” “I worry about my employees, my customers, if we have to close the restaurant again and close Restaurant, I don’t think we can recover.”
The governor also recommended isolation for those planning to travel or host Thanksgiving in the next two weeks. He also reiterated that in the next three weeks, people need to stay at home as much as possible.
Currently, the most concern is hospitalization for COVID-19. The Silver Cross of New Lenox reported 108 patients, which is the largest number of patients seen in the pandemic. This problem is being seen across the state, and 5,259 people on record are now infected with the virus and require hospitalization.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said: “We have never seen this number in the first wave.” “This is the highest level ever. I tell you this number. It will only increase based on the number of cases we have discovered in the past few weeks.
Governor Pritzker said that as people continue to wait in long lines, the state must also expand the scope of testing.
Pritzker said: “Therefore, during the weekend, we are increasing the capacity of the most visited sites, Aurora, Arlington Heights and Harwood Heights.”
Pritzker also announced that New York State will launch a publicity campaign called “Health Holidays” on television, radio, and billboards to encourage people to wear masks and conduct social counseling.
Watch: Illinois public health officials urge residents to stay at home for the next three weeks
The Illinois Department of Public Health calls on residents to work from home when possible, and only leave home for basic activities, such as grocery shopping, visiting pharmacies, or conducting COVID-19 tests, to restrict travel, especially in high-incidence areas. Gatherings-even group gatherings-various families including Thanksgiving.
The response from the residents was very enthusiastic, and the COVID-19 phone line was testing the site every day. Hundreds of cars were tested at DuPage County Fairgrounds, Arlington Racecourse and Harwood Heights.
Pritzker’s new proposal restricts activities outside the home, and bars and restaurants in some territories and counties have new restrictions.
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The deaths reported on Thursday included:
-Adams County: 1 male in the 1980s
-Brown County: 1 male in the 90s
-County Bureau: 1 male in the 90s
-Clinton County: 1 man in his 50s, 3 women in his 80s, 1 man in his 80s, 1 man in his 90s
-Cook County: 1 woman is 50 years old, 2 men are 50 years old, 1 woman is 70 years old, 2 men are 70 years old, 1 woman is 80 years old, and 1 man is 80 years old
-DeKalb County: 1 male, over 50
-DuPage County: 1 man in his 70s and 2 man in his 80s
-Edwards County: 1 man in his 70s
-Fulton County: 1 man in his 70s
-Knox County: 1 male in the 1980s
-Lake County: 1 male in the 70s, 2 female in the 80s
-LaSalle County: 1 male in the 1980s
-Macon County: 1 male from the 1980s
-Montgomery County: 1 man in his 60s and 1 woman in his 80s
-Morgan County: 1 male 50 years old
-Peoria County: 1 female in the 70s, 1 female in the 90s
-St. Clair County: 1 male in the 80s
-Tazewell County: 1 man in the 1980s
-Zhuhong County: 1 female in the 90s
-Wayne County: 1 man in the 1980s
-Whiteside County: 1 man in his 40s, 1 woman in her 70s, and 1 woman in her 80s
-Will County: 1 woman in her 70s and 1 man in her 80s
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