October Coronavirus Cases Climb In Oak Lawn

OAK LAWN, IL — October is officially behind us, but COVID-19, not so much. The pandemic has been upon us for over seven months and cases continue to rise here in Illinois.

Indoor dining at restaurants in nearly every region in Illinois was put on pause last week, as state public health officials announced new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Indoor service at bars and restaurants in suburban Cook County are now off-limits, all outdoor eating or drinking has to stop by 11 p.m. and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 25 people.

This action marks the first time the additional mitigation measures are applied to suburban Cook County. Similar restrictions are already in place in Regions 7 and 8, including DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine reports there have been a total of 46,509,232 COVID-19 cases around the world— as of Nov. 1. Over 9 million of those cases are here in the United States.

As of Oct. 30, Cook County has had a total of 76,070 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. Cook has also reported 2,062 deaths since the start of the pandemic, and a 9.2 percent test positivity rate in the last week.

A total of 2,067 cases have been reported in Oak Lawn. The county health department reported 102 new cases in Oak Lawn over the past 14 days. The village showed an 18.4 percent increase in confirmed cases as of Oct. 24, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. Numbers are updated every Wednesday.

Across suburban Cook County, the positivity rate and the rate of hospital admissions has been rising sharply. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that there are 3,294 people across Illinois in the hospital for COVID-19 or are under investigation. About 14 percent of hospital beds are being occupied by these patients and 692 of these patients are in the ICU, as of Oct. 31.

This article originally appeared on the Oak Lawn Patch

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Hearts of Oak rocked by injuries ahead of GPL start as four players battle for fitness

Sports News of Thursday, 29 October 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet


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Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak will be missing four of their key players in their league opener against Aduana Stars ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League opening games next month.

Hearts of Oak are likely to miss the services of new signings Ademole Kuti, Eric Dizan, Mohammed Alhassan and Mamane Lawali due to injury.

Nigerian striker Ademole Kuti is yet to arrive in Ghana to join the team for preseason according to reports.

The four players are currently not in camp and did not join the team to Cape Coast for the preseason camp.

The Phobians left the capital for preseason camp in Cape Coast on Wednesday to continue with preparations ahead of the league start on November 13.

Hearts of Oak play away to Aduana Stars at the Nana Agyeman Badu Park at Dormaa in their first game.

The Phobians managed to pick a point in their last meeting with the Ogya lads at the Nana Agyeman Badu Park.

Hearts of Oak is hoping to end its trophy drought in the upcoming season and have set it sight on winning the league.

The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League commences on November 13, 2020.

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