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What’s true and what’s false about coronavirus?

The USA TODAY Fact Check team is dedicated to verifying claims and fighting misinformation. Here’s a list of recent fact-checks related to coronavirus:

  • Coronavirus myths, debunked: A cattle vaccine, bioweapons and a $3,000 test, published March 6

  • Is COVID-19 caused by human consumption of animals? published March 18

  • Does using ibuprofen make coronavirus symptoms worse?, published March 19

  • Does drinking alcohol minimize my coronavirus risk? published March 20

  • Fact check: No, hand sanitizer won’t harm your pets if they lick your hand after you use it, published March 20

  • Will holding your breath for 10 seconds reveal if you have

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    Illinois Coronavirus Update Oct. 20: 347,161 Cases, 9,236 Deaths

    ILLINOIS — After setting back-to-back records for new cases last week, and adding nearly 8,000 cases over the weekend, Illinois on Monday reported 3,113 new cases of the coronavirus and 22 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Statewide totals now stand at 347,161 confirmed infections and 9,236 known deaths. Another 3,587 probable cases and 260 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

    The latest deaths include:

    • Carroll County: 1 female 90s

    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

    • DuPage County:

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    Illinois Coronavirus Update Oct. 19: 347,161 Cases, 9,236 Deaths

    ILLINOIS — After setting back-to-back records for new cases last week, and adding nearly 8,000 cases over the weekend, Illinois on Monday reported 3,113 new cases of the coronavirus and 22 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Statewide totals now stand at 347,161 confirmed infections and 9,236 known deaths. Another 3,587 probable cases and 260 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

    The latest deaths include:

    • Carroll County: 1 female 90s

    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

    • DuPage County:

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    Illinois Reports 3,059 New Coronavirus Cases, Most Since May 14

    ILLINOIS — State health officials on Thursday reported 3,059 new cases of the coronavirus and 32 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Barring the more than 5,000 cases reported on Sept. 4 as the result of a three-day backlog, Thursday’s totals represent the most cases reported in a single day since May 14 and the third highest single-day caseload of the pandemic so far. Statewide totals now stand at 310,700 confirmed infections and 8,910 known deaths. Another 2,739 probable cases and 249 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

    The latest deaths include:

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    Dead WI Mink Test Positive For Coronavirus

    Thursday, The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed that dead mink at a Taylor County mink farm have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection. That’s the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. This is the first confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection among Wisconsin’s mink population.

    The NVSL confirmed the positive result after preliminary testing was conducted by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL).

    The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has quarantined all animals on the farm, meaning no animals or animal products may leave the premise.

    As this is an active investigation, no information about the farm or parties involved

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