Stories about Coronavirus
For elementary school-aged kids, Pfizer tested a much lower dose – a third of the amount that’s in each shot given now. Yet after their second dose, children ages 5 to 11 developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults.
In addition, the health department reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 among county residents as of Sept. 16. The additional deaths brings the total number of county residents who have died from the virus since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020 to 105.
On Friday, Northern Illinois University reported two new cases of COVID-19, both in employees.
A daily update of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Kane County
Five more McHenry County schools reported COVID-19 outbreaks on Friday, bringing the total to 12.
The number of COVID-19 related deaths in La Salle County this month has exceeded the number in all of September 2020.
A DeKalb County resident in their 80s or older is reported to be the 126th COVID-19 related death in the county as of Friday, according to county health department officials.
An influential federal advisory panel rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
New COVID-19 cases in Illinois children are down for the first time in 10 weeks, and total COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall