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Mayor Lightfoot tests positive for COVID-19
2022-01-11

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she's tested positive for COVID-19.

On Jan. 11, she issued a statement saying, "Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which I credit to being vaccinated and boosted. I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation. This is an urgent reminder for folks to get vaccinated and boosted as it's the only way to beat this pandemic."

Lightfoot's diagnosis comes at a time that the city, state and country are experiencing massive spikes in COVID infections.

Illinois public health officials reported 28,110 new COVID cases and 92 related deaths on Jan. 11, according to ABC 7 Chicago. There have been 2,488,380 total COVID cases, including 28,660 deaths in the state, since the pandemic began. The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 16.9%.


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