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Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Workers in protective body suits walk past sinks for hand washing at the “Corabastos,” one of Latin America’s largest food distribution centers, as they work to disinfect it to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, April 10, 2020. (AP Photo / Fernando Vergara)

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus hit 100,000 as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other and some countries tiptoed toward reopening segments of their battered economies.

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Christina Caldwell, left, of Henry Ford Population Health helps unload supplies with Matt Thatcher, who donated them from the Detroit Golf Club, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Wednesday that the federal cupboard is officially bare at least through this month after it was able to fulfill just a sliver of states’ requests.

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Abbey Baus, a physician assistant and assistant site medical director at Howard Brown Health’s clinic in Lakeview. (WTTW News)

Howard Brown Health’s clinic in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood provides a wide range of health care services with a special focus on LGBTQ communities. Like other health care providers, COVID-19 has forced it to make some changes.

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The coronavirus has effectively shut down what locals describe as the world’s largest contiguous LGBTQ neighborhood. How businesses, social service agencies and others are dealing with the pandemic.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks with “Chicago Tonight” on Thursday from her Hyde Park home. (WTTW News)

Cook County is bracing for a surge in coronavirus-related deaths. We check in with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who is not sick but chose to self-isolate after a member of her security detail contracted the virus.

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New statewide totals: 16,422 cases, 528 deaths

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces a shelter-in-place rule to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

Data may show the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois is growing at a slower pace than some projections had forecast, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker said his stay-at-home order will remain in place through the end of the month.

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The Chicago Park District and the Illinois Soybean Association are partnering on hand sanitizer. (Courtesy of the Chicago Park District)

The Illinois Soybean Association is contributing raw materials and packaging to the Chicago Park District, which is producing 600 gallons of hand sanitizer for its staff and other essential workers.

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A passenger boards a CTA bus from the rear doors on Thursday, April 9, 2020. (WTTW News)

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the Chicago Transit Authority is announcing additional safety measures for its employees and riders to promote social distancing, including rear-door boarding on buses effective Thursday.

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New York Times calls jail ‘the largest-known source of U.S. infections’

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Data released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office shows 251 detainees have so far tested positive for COVID-19, as have 150 Sheriff’s Office employees. On Sunday, the jail recorded its first virus-related death.

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A map displays data confirmed cases of COVID-19 by zip code. (Illinois Department of Public Health)

The West Ridge neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city, but a cluster of zip codes on the South Side are not far behind, according to newly released data.

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A Seder dinner service. (mollyjade / Flickr)

Will the holidays be vastly different during the stay-at-home order? A local rabbi and pastor talk about how they are ministering during this strange time.

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New statewide totals: 15,078 cases, 462 deaths

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More than 75,000 people in Illinois have so far been tested for COVID-19, according to state health officials, and more than 6,000 tests are being conducted each day. But Gov. J.B. Pritzker had hoped to test thousands more by now.

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An overcrowded hospital in Brooklyn deals with COVID-19 cases. (WTTW News via CNN)

Could hospitals and supermarkets become targets for terror groups looking to exploit the pandemic to advance their racist agenda? We speak with international terrorism expert Robert Pape.

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In this April 3, 2020, file photo a man crosses an empty street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)

Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a recent survey.

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So far, three incarcerated men in Illinois — two who had been housed at Stateville prison in Crest Hill and a detainee at the Cook County Jail – have died from complications related to the coronavirus. A pair of court battles are now brewing.