by: Jen Lask
FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced 862 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 10 additional confirmed deaths.
That brings the total number of cases in Illinois to 146,612, including 7,014 deaths.