Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Free Tests From Government Start Arriving, COVID Deaths Rising

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

1/26/2022 4:41:00 PM

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Free Tests From Government Start Arriving, COVID Deaths Rising

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

The state of Illinois continued to see slow improvement in several key COVID metrics on Tuesday, but deaths related to the virus continued to rise toward record highs, as 121 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours..Some on social media reported receiving their tests in the mail already by Tuesday while others received emailed delivery updates saying their orders were expected to arrive later this week.

Some Illinois stores and pharmacies have already started distributing free N95 masks from the government to area residents.Meijer isn't the only Midwest chain to have started giving out masks..In a news release, Pritzker explained he negotiated with the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers to keep students and teachers in the classroom safely without penalizing vaccinated employees who take sick time.

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