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IDPH: Dozens of Illinois counties now at elevated levels of COVID-19

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CHICAGO - More than 60 counties are reporting elevated community levels of COVID-19, up from 46 counties last week, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
SEE ALSO: Flu season worsens as Illinois among 44 states reporting high activity
Of the 63 Illinois counties reporting community levels, 12 counties are considered high and 51 are medium. Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties are among those counties reflecting medium levels.
Over the past week, IDPH has reported 20,495 new, confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois and 57 deaths.
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Flu season worsens as Illinois among 44 states reporting high activity

Flu season worsens as Illinois among 44 states reporting high activity

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NEW YORK - The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse.
Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due to flu-like illnesses. That's as high as the peak of the 2017-18 flu season and higher than any season since.
The annual winter flu season usually doesn't get going until December or January, but this one began early and has been complicated by the simultaneous spread of other viruses.
Why are so many people sick right now?
The measure of traffic in doctor's offices is based on reports of symptoms like coughs and sore throats, not on lab-confirmed...
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Donald Trump Is Going to Have to Find a New Way to Scam the Legal System

Donald Trump Is Going to Have to Find a New Way to Scam the Legal System

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Remember that judge who made a series of absurdly deferential rulings for Trump in the Mar-a-Lago docs case? A conservative court of appeals has just killed them.
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COVID-19 cases Illinois: IL reports 3,300 new coronavirus cases, 7 new deaths

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Illinois reported 3,300 new COVID cases and 7 new deaths Friday.
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