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Summer during the pandemic: A cyclist wearing a mask rides along the 606 trail in Chicago. (WTTW News)

New coronavirus cases reported by state health officials bring statewide totals to 287,930 cases and 8,601 deaths since the first infection was reported in Illinois in late January.

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Pedestrians in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood on a September day. (WTTW News)

State health officials also reported 25 coronavirus-related deaths, including seven in Cook County.

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With thousands still becoming infected with the coronavirus daily, health officials are urging Illinoisans to get a flu shot in order to avoid a dangerous co-infection.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives an update on the coronavirus on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (WTTW News)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker provided an update on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois on Wednesday, touting the state’s success with testing for the virus — and noting one particular geographic area that’s at risk of tighter restrictions.

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People wearing face masks walk in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, where a spate of recent shootings have added to concerns about public safety. (WTTW News)

New cases of the coronavirus reported Sunday by state health officials bring statewide totals to 274,258 cases and 8,450 deaths since the first infection was reported in Illinois in late January.

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Who can get a test? Where can you get one? And how much do tests costs? Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus testing in Illinois.

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Citing a lack of widespread safety protocols and limited COVID-19 testing capacity, the governor on Wednesday doubled down on his stance that it’s not yet safe for youth athletes to begin playing football or other fall sports.

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Pedestrians in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood on a September day. (WTTW News)

More than 1,400 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 deaths were reported Sunday by state health officials, bringing statewide totals to 261,371 cases and 8,309 deaths since the first infection was reported in Illinois in late January.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases remained steady in the two regions of the state where officials have increased restrictions after a surge in infections. The statewide positivity rate is 3.9%, officials said Friday.

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Summer during the pandemic: A cyclist wearing a mask rides along the 606 trail in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Nearly 2,000 new cases of coronavirus and 28-virus related deaths were reported Thursday by state health officials, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said eight Illinois regions are making progress in slowing the spread of the virus.

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People wearing face masks walk along a street in downtown Chicago on Sept. 2, 2020. (WTTW News)

With the race for a vaccine underway and President Donald Trump claiming one could be available before the November election, Gov. J.B. Pritzker reiterated Wednesday that safety would guide the state’s reopening.

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With people spending more time outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state’s top doctor is urging people to protect themselves from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker talks Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 about the final round of funding distributed by the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. (WTTW News)

More than 1,650 organizations throughout the state have received grants through the fund, which distributed $7.5 million in its final round of funding to organizations primarily serving Black and Latino communities.

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People wearing face masks walk along a street in downtown Chicago on Sept. 2, 2020. Officials concerned about the possibility for a spike in COVID-19 infections over the Labor Day weekend are reminding residents to wear masks and practice social distancing. (WTTW News)

More than 2,800 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 deaths were reported Saturday by state health officials, bringing totals to 248,177 cases and 8,166 deaths since the first confirmed infection was reported in the state in late January.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported thousands of new cases of the coronavirus after fixing an issue that affected the reporting of tests and created a backlog, which has now been cleared.

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2,128 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, 27 Additional Deaths

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois health officials are stressing the need to wear masks properly, covering the mouth and nose, and social distance during gatherings this weekend as positivity rates continue to rise throughout the state.

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