From the Chicago Tribune:
Illinois officials reported 673 new known cases of the coronavirus statewide on Thursday, including seven additional deaths. That brings the known statewide total to 2,538 cases and 26 coronavirus-related deaths, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said.
This big jump in reported cases comes on the same day Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered Chicago’s entire Lakefront Trail, adjacent parks, The 606 trail and Riverwalk closed until further notice.
Also on Thursday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the “Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund” to support nonprofits and community foundations statewide, which is being led by his sister Penny Pritzker. At the federal level, President Donald Trump approved a major federal disaster declaration for the state of Illinois, which provides additional governmental assistance in dealing with the pandemic.
Worldwide, COVID-19-related deaths have exceeded 23,000, and the number of infected surpassed 500,000, as the number of dead in the United States passed 1,000.
We’re number 1 pic.twitter.com/zNEz4GVuyZ
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) March 26, 2020
Sanders campaign did a mashup of the various COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls they’ve conducted in the past week or so.
We need to listen to the experts to get through this crisis. pic.twitter.com/PrLaIlelhc
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 27, 2020
A moment of zen:
Bar is open for all, including pooties and woozles.
(I had this ale in Kilkenny many moons ago)
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