Saturday, April 4, 2020

10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois #COVID19

The numbers of the past two days of confirmed coronavirus infections.

Friday - 1,209 confirmed new cases with 53 deaths

DeWitt, Effingham, and Jersey counties are reporting cases

In Cook County "1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 4 male 50s, 4 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 2 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 female 100s". Which makes 33 new cases in Cook yesterday.

Saturday - 1,453 confirmed new cases with 33 deaths

Jasper, Lee, Mason, and Pike are now reporting cases there are now cases in 68 Illinois counties

In Cook County "1 male 20s, 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s" 23 new cases in Cook County reported today.

FORGOT TO ADD total as of today Saturday, April 4, 2020 10,357 cases of coronavirus with 243 deaths.

Yesterday we saw a press conference at McCormick Place with Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot. McCormick Place will be a field hospital. My understanding is that if you're seriously ill you will be sent to a hospital and the field hospital at McCormick will be for those who have mild symptoms . If you want to know more about what was said I'll share this story from CBS Chicago [VIDEO]

While grocery stores (Jewel, Mariano's, Whole Foods for example) and pharmacies (CVS or Walgreens for example) are making further strides to insure social distancing in their establishments. You may hear more announcements about this over the PA system. These stores aren't even going to allow you to use your reusable bags - and I do have to ask about that 7 cent bag tax. More from CBS Chicago again though it aired late last month. [VIDEO]

As I will continue to emphasize, if you're on public transit and you don't have to sit next to anyone don't. If you have a bus or a train car with very few people on it why would you willfully sit close to anyone? Of course beyond that take whatever precautions necessary wash your hands or being promoted recently wear a mask. That's something I plan to do the next time I'm on a train.

Here's a video featuring US Surgeon General Jerome Adams showing us how to use a t-shirt with rubber bands as a mask.

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