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Cook County tops 13,000 COVID-19 deaths (free content)

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone today. The MEO confirmed the county’s 13,000th death due to COVID-19 infection just six weeks after the county marked its 12,000th death from the virus. The office noted that more than three and a half months passed between[Read More…]

Cook County death toll from COVID-19 reaches 12,000

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone this week. The MEO confirmed the county’s 12,000th death due to COVID-19 infection 20 months after the first fatal case of the virus was confirmed here. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 5,818 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in[Read More…]

Cook County exceeds 11,000 COVID-19 deaths 

Cook County officials marked a grim pandemic milestone on Wednesday. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the county’s 11,000th death due to COVID-19 infection occurred Tuesday night, more than 16 months after the first fatal case of the virus was confirmed here.  The 10,999th death the county confirmed was a 31-year-old[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: April 28

Illinois sets a new one-day record for COVID-19 deaths. Anyone who needs an antidote for such somber news should check out Lily LaPlante’s Rainbow Exercise Project. Two H-F students will appear as panelists on Commissioner Donna Miller’s virtual town hall meeting this afternoon. Izaak Walton still has native plants to[Read More…]

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COVID-19 hits South Suburbs, African Americans hard

The color-coded map of COVID-19 case rates in suburban Cook County provides a snapshot of how the virus is distributed in the region. Early data show the weight of that distribution falls heavily on the South Suburbs and on people of color. (Source: Cook County Department of Public Health)

County Medical Examiner’s Office opens surge center to manage COVID-19 fatalities

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office opened its surge center on Thursday to expand capacity and ease overcrowding at hospital morgues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) managed the planning and is coordinating the logistics for the center operations. The 66,000-square foot[Read More…]

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