COVID-19 Illinois Check In


The coronavirus pandemic is getting worse in Illinois. On October 25, 2020, Illinois health officials are reporting more than 4,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 24 additional deaths. The state's Department of Public Health reported a 6.1% positive testing rate over the past seven days. With more confirmed cases than the state has ever seen and a rise in hospitalizations and deaths The 21st talks to reporters across Illinois about what they’re seeing.


Jennifer Fuller, associate director for news and public affairs, WSIU (Carbondale)

Mary Hansen, reporter for NPR Illinois (Springfield)


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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