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Illinois reported an additional 43 deaths Sunday from COVID-19 and the largest one-day increase in coronavirus infections with more than 1,600, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker said even those numbers show signs that the state might be nearing the peak of the outbreak.

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The inclusion of a Memphis, Tennessee, shopping center on a list of potential locations for makeshift coronavirus hospitals has some neighborhood residents concerned.

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Most Kentucky churches did not hold in-person Easter services, heeding warnings against such gatherings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Courier Journal reports many celebrated the holiday Sunday at home with sermons and masses delivered online.

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Tennessee’s top health officials have released some data relating to the occurrence of coronavirus cases at the state’s nursing homes.

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Officials say Chicago’s lakefront convention center will be prepared to accept its first coronavirus patients next week if demand on the city’s hospitals builds.

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The University of Louisville will furlough employees and implement hiring freezes and pay cuts, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  The Illinois county that includes Chicago is setting up new places to store bodies in preparation for a likely surge in the number of coronavirus deaths that could overwhelm hospital morgues.

Unemployment claims in Illinois jumped nearly 13% last week, with 201,041 new claims largely attributable to the spread of the coronavirus.

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An attorney says her team has lost “critical time” in representing a Tennessee death row inmate slated for execution in June due to the new coronavirus and restrictions in place to curb its spread.

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The American Legion announced the coronavirus pandemic is what led to cancellation of the group’s annual national convention this summer.

 

The veterans' organizations says the convention, which was scheduled in Louisville Aug. 28-Sept. 3, was moved to Phoenix in August 2021.

 

Officials say the decision was necessary to protect the safety of the group’s members.

 

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