Illinois COVID-19 cases hit new high, 11 counties get warning on infections

SPRINGFIELD — On the same day as Illinois hit a record high of new coronavirus infections, 11 counties were put under warning level for infections.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday reported 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, including 21 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, including 7,495 deaths, with cases in every county.

Lurie Children’s stopping intersex surgeries on children

CHICAGO — The Lurie Children’s of Chicago announce on Wednesday that they would no longer perform genital surgery on children.

In an announcement on their website, the hospital stated that surgery on intersex individuals, particularly clitoroplasty, should not be performed until patients can participate meaningfully in making the decision for themselves, unless medically necessary.

Illinois COVID-19 case count passes 175,000

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday announced that the state has had 175,124 cases of COVID-19 , including 7,462 deaths.

Cases have been found in all 102 counties in Illinois.

IDPH confirmed 1,393 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois on Wednesday, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.