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Coronavirus cases in Will County total more than 5,680

The number of reported confirmed coronavirus cases in Will County increased to 5,683 this week and the number of deaths from the virus within the same period from the virus increased by three to 282, according to the Will County ...

Will County Health mobile van offering covid-19 testing for public

The Will County Community Health Center Mobile Medical Unit will be at the Nowell Park Recreation Center (199 Mills Road, Joliet) for two days of walk-in testing for COVID-19.

Bolingbrook nursing home continues to have highest number of COVID-19 cases in Will County

A nursing home in Bolingbrook this past week once again had the most confirmed coronavirus cases than any other in Will County, surpassing another facility in Joliet.

Silver Cross Hospital participates in clinical plasma trial to treat COVID-19

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently became the area’s first hospital to offer an investigational treatment for patients with COVID-19 called Convalescent Plasma Therapy.

Individual housing for people experiencing homelessness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their official guidance on COVID-19 to include sheltered homeless populations, stating, “Depending on resources and staff availability, non-group housing options (such as hotels/motels) that have individual rooms should be considered for ...

Past clinical experience, new facts guide medication choices for COVID-19

With the number of people infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rising every day, scientists are working around the clock to find ways to effectively treat the virus. Since antibiotics don’t work against viruses, the body’s immune system must typically ...

Weekly blood drives to be held in Romeoville

The Red Cross, in partnership with the Village of Romeoville, will be holding weekly blood drives at the Romeoville Athletic & Event Center located at 55 Phelps Avenue.

When do you need to be hospitalized for coronavirus?

By now, you’ve heard the advice. Stay home. Social distance. Sneeze with a tissue or cough into your elbow. Wash your hands. But how can you tell if that cough or sneeze is something to get checked out? In short, ...

Hydration awareness: 10 ways to be 'water wise' while sheltering in place

Water. We all need it—and know we need it—for optimum health and wellness, but a shocking few live daily life in a properly hydrated state and certainly not with appropriate consistency. One doctor-driven report revealed that fully 75 percent, a ...

Silver Cross Hospital’s Emergency Department

A tent has been set up with emergency cots in Silver Cross Hospital’s Emergency Department parking lot through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency if Silver Cross experiences a surge in the number of patients who need to be triaged or ...

African American scientist breaks ground in cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, an assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Physiology Department, has reportedly become the first person to successfully cure cancer in mice using laser-activated nanoparticles. According to Black Culture News, Dr. Green's revolutionary and unique ...

Will County Health Dept. to close main office and branch to staff

Beginning Monday, March 30th, the Will County Health Department will be continuing operations but closed its doors to both clients and staff. "For the safety of our clients and staff, and due to the number of Coronavirus cases we are ...

Pfizer collaborates with BioNTech SE to develop and distribute needed vaccine

Pfizer has announced the signing of a letter of intent with BioNTech SE for the co-development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The companies have a head-start on working together, since the partnership builds on ...

Will County Coronavirus cases on the rise

Illinois had a total of 1,049 positive confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and nine confirmed deaths as of Sunday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. A previous report from a Will County Health Department official that ...

Will County’s first Coronavirus case, hotline established at health department

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that a 54-year-old man, currently isolated in the hospital, is Will County's first positive case of Coronavirus. The Will County Health Department reminds you that if you believe you have been exposed ...

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