Illinois Coronavirus Update Aug. 4: 184,712 Cases, 7,545 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Tuesday announced 1,471 new cases of the coronavirus and 19 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, bringing the statewide total to 183,712 confirmed infections and 7,545 known deaths. Another 1,281 probable cases and 197 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s

  • Cook County: 1 teen, 1 female 50s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

  • DuPage County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s

  • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

  • Mercer County: 1 female 80s,

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The disturbing rise in the illegal jaguar trade

A jaguar carcass being transported from the forest in Suriname using a canoe: World Animal Protection
A jaguar carcass being transported from the forest in Suriname using a canoe: World Animal Protection

A bewildering array of products derived from jaguar parts are driving an alarming increase in the poaching and trafficking of one of Latin America’s most iconic species.

Conservationists have reported that jaguar teeth and claws are being marketed as must-have accessories to tourists taking part in traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru. A separate investigation uncovered tubs of a glue-like black paste, made from boiled jaguar carcasses, being smuggled to Asia as an expensive arthritis cure. Jaguar cubs are also known to have been scooped

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The Yorkshire Vet talks tearaway goats, sock-swallowing dogs and all creatures great and small

Photo credit: Gary Longbottom
Photo credit: Gary Longbottom

From Country Living

On a vet’s operating table in a North Yorkshire market town, a Labrador’s life hangs in the balance. Julian Norton’s patient, Bea, seems to have eaten something she shouldn’t. Earlier in the week, the dog’s owners noticed Bea and her litter of puppies playing with a sock that mysteriously disappeared moments later.

Julian’s fears are well grounded. “This is bad,” he says, under his breath. One piece of the fabric is lodged in the intestine, the other in the stomach. It takes a careful, two-stage operation for Julian to remove the now fetid,

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Aug. 4: 178,837 Cases, 7,495 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Monday announced 1,298 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, bringing the statewide total to 183,241 confirmed infections and 7,526 known deaths. Another 1,281 probable cases and 197 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s

  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

Last week,

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The special meaning behind Meghan and Harry’s dog’s name

Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Although they left the UK for LA, to pursue a quieter life away from the spotlight, a new book all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has revealed a tidbit of information that has kept royal fans guessing for some time now: the name of their black, female Labrador dog. Exciting!

When the couple first got together, Meghan already had a Beagle named Guy (and a Labrador/Shepherd mix named Bogart, who sadly now lives apart from the couple in Canada) and in August 2018, they jointly welcomed another rescue pup into

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