Illinois suffers its first death due to COVID-19 pandemic

Illinois suffers its first death due to COVID-19 pandemic

The first coronavirus-related death has been reported in Illinois on Tuesday. JB Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, said in his daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic at the Thompson Center in Chicago, “I am deeply saddened to share the news that I have dreaded since the earliest days of this outbreak – the first COVID-19-related death in Illinois.”

According to Pritzker, a Chicago woman who was in her early 60s died of the COVID-19. She had close contact with another coronavirus patient. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said that 55 new cases have been reported in Illinois. It was the highest single-day-count so far, according to Dr. Ezike.

22 out of these 55 cases have been reported in DuPage County. According to the stats, 15 counties of Illinois have been affected so far. The total number of coronavirus cases reported in Illinois has reached 160. Kwame Raoul, the attorney general of Illinois, said, “The citizens need to resist hoarding and the businesses need to maintain fair price. He requested the residents of Illinois to report the price gouging incidents to his office.

AG Raoul said that his team was monitoring the prices of the products that were being sold online. He added, “Our focus is to monitor the prices of goods related to health care including medical supplies, medication, and surgical masks.” The US Food and Drugs Administration has not approved any medication for the treatment of the COVID-19, according to AG Raoul. He advised the residents to report the scams to his office by telephone or online.

AG Raoul said, “I want to implore people to act as one Illinois.” Pritzker talked about the Illinois primary conducted on Tuesday. He said that he did not have the authority to halt or delay voting. He advised the Chicago Board Election Commissioners to focus on the smooth counting of the vote. Pritzker added, “It is not a time for political posturing.”

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Teacher and Coach arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A Savoy, Ill., man, Douglas O. Mynatt, 56, made his first appearance in federal court
Masks sewed by JJC students to donate amid COVID-19 pandemic
Junior Joliet College has already closed its on-campus activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. But
EXPO Chicago confirms dates for ninth edition regardless of COVID-19 uncertainty
The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, EXPO Chicago, confirmed the dates of the
Mark Williams becomes new executive director of Greater Freeport Partnership
The Greater Freeport Partnership announced the appoint of Mark Williams as a new executive director
Lauren Underwood appreciated by Elgin Mayor Kaptain for Relief Funds
In the 14th District of Illinois, Elgin is part of 11 cities and counties that
Near 1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in DuPage County in 2019
In 2019, Illinois had lost more than 130,000 manufacturing sector jobs. DuPage County alone lost
Virtual Meeting of Naperville’s City Council
Naperville’s next City Council meeting will be held virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Federal Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits Illinois Update
To address the dramatic economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, the federal government had recently
The Venue virtual concert to feature blues musician Noah Gabriel
The 200-currently-empty-seat music performance space in Aurora, the Venue, will deliver a Livestream performance of
6.6 million Unemployment claims; double of last week
New nationwide employment claims reported Thursday that 6.6. Million Americans filed unemployment claims that are