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COVID-19 Chicago Monitor

United States: At least 123,369 people have died and more than 2,417,295 cases have been confirmed in all 50 states as COVID-19 spreads across the country

Healthcare professionals are battling the outbreak of COVID-19, a global pandemic that first emerged in Wuhan, China and has now infected more than 9.3 million people worldwide, and has taken the lives of over 478,000. In the US, hot spots continue to remain severe in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Illinois.

Quick Updates (June 23rd, 2020)

  • Illinois schools to resume in-person classes in the fall
  • Tucson post ones 4th of July fireworks due to case spike
  • Officials say 50% of new cases in Tennessee are due to community spread
  • Texas childrens hospital is admitting adult patients due to spike in Houston 
  • Masks now mandatory in Palm Beach County, FL
  • New Jersey reporting increase in cases for people under 30 
  • California reports another record high recording over 5,000 cases 
  • Arizona recording record high cases
  • Syracuse University cancels study abroad for the fall semester

Rising hot spots in the US
(June 23rd, 2020 3:00PM PST)

  • Texas: 3,947, 25 new deaths
  • Arizona: 3,593, 42 new deaths
  • Florida: 3,286, 80 new deaths
  • California: 2,830, 28 new deaths
  • Georgia: 1,750, 40 new deaths
  • Louisiana: 1,474, 75 new deaths
  • South Carolina: 912, 14 new deaths
  • North Carolina: 835, 19 new deaths 
  • Tennessee: 750, 11 new deaths
  • New York: 660, 46 new deaths 

Travel recommendations

  • Level 3 Travel Health Notice: The CDC recommends that travelers avoid nonessential travel to the following destinations. Most foreign nationals who have been in one of these countries in the previous 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United States
    • China
    • Iran
    • Most European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
    • United Kingdom and Ireland
  • CDC recommends passengers avoid all non essential international travel 
  • Essential travel outside your local area allowed for medical or home care and jobs that are considered essential service 
  • New travel restrictions in place for Brazil
  • For updated worldwide airport status amid COVID-19, check out ICAO safety site
  • CDC advises caution with travel 

Contact Tracing and Vaccine Efforts

  • Contact tracing is part of the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed infection
  • Immediate action is required by local communities to train a contact tracer work force to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Contact tracers need to:

    • Immediately identify and interview people with SARS CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 (i.e., disease)
    • Support isolation of those who are infected
    • Warn contacts of their exposure, assess their symptoms and risk, and provide instructions for next steps
    • Link those with symptoms to testing and care (CDC Contact Tracing
  • Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial (Washington Post)
    • Participants developed antibodies against the virus
    • If future studies go well, it could be used by the public in January
    • Antibody therapy trials underway 
    • There are over 133 vaccines being tested around the world
    • Moderna to move into phase 3 of vaccine trial 

COVID-19 cases as of 06/23/2020

Officials response

Current reopening status by state: