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State to assist with mass vaccinations, testing operations, hospital staffing to battle COVID-19 surge State to assist with mass vaccinations, testing operations, hospital staffing to battle COVID-19 surge

State to assist with mass vaccinations, testing operations, hospital staffing to battle COVID-19 surge

Local hospitals and health departments will get help from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to meet the healthcare demand during a COVID-19 surge, adding staffing to provide medical care and provide vaccines and testing.

Illinois continues to lose population Illinois continues to lose population

Illinois continues to lose population

New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest Illinois is continuing to lose population. The latest estimates, released Tuesday, pegged the state’s population at 12,671,469 as of July 1, 2021, down by 113,776, or 0.9 percent, from the official 2020 census.

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