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Illinois Coronavirus Update June 26: 140,291 Cases, 6,847 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials announced 857 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and 39 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 140,291 confirmed infections and 6,847 deaths, not counting another 1,000 probable cases and an additional 204 probable deaths.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cass County: 1 male 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s

  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s,

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The Pets Left Behind by COVID-19

Feraz Mohammed, with Animal Care Centers of NYC, pets a dog he is picking up from the apartment of a resident who is hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, in New York, May 15, 2020. (Desiree Rios/The New York Times)
Feraz Mohammed, with Animal Care Centers of NYC, pets a dog he is picking up from the apartment of a resident who is hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, in New York, May 15, 2020. (Desiree Rios/The New York Times)

NEW YORK — As a trained disaster responder, Dr. Robin Brennen was well versed in proper safety procedures when she entered a coronavirus patient’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in late March. She pulled on protective plastic bootees, a face mask and an eye shield.

Then, with a gloved hand, she picked up the rest of her equipment: a 5-pound bag

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Women May Delay Leaving an Abusive Partner if They Co-Own a Pet

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There are many challenges and barriers to leaving an abusive partner, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem. While the pandemic will recede, the epidemic of intimate partner violence in Canada will remain.

The death toll of people — overwhelmingly women — killed by their intimate partners continues to climb. Decisive action must be taken to remove or, at least, mitigate the barriers to leaving abusive relationships.

Companion animals, or pets, aren’t generally thought of as barriers, yet they often are in the context of intimate partner violence. The majority of Canadians

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179 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Deerfield

DEERFIELD, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Deerfield has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 185 people have contracted COVID-19 in Deerfield since the outbreak began. That’s an increase of six cases since June 12. By comparison, there was an increase of five cases between June 5-12.

The Lake County Health Department reports there have been 9,244 confirmed cases in Lake County. That’s an increase of 282 cases since June 12. For further comparison, there was an increase of 343 cases between

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UK scientists call for more research into Covid-19 link between pets and humans

Cats and dogs may be susceptible to Covid-19, research suggests: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Cats and dogs may be susceptible to Covid-19, research suggests: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More research into domesticated animals that are susceptible to the coronavirus, including pet cats and dogs, is needed to assess the likelihood they may re-infect humans who have worked hard to gain control over the disease, a team of British scientists have said.

Professors Joanna Santini and Sarah Edwards, researchers from the University College London, wrote a comment paper calling for further research into the possible transmission cycle of Covid-19 from humans to animals and vice versa.

The paper, published in The Lancet Microbe, referred to the

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