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IDPH Director Says Thanksgiving COVID Spread Could Start to Make an Impact Next Week


Health leaders are concerned large gatherings during the Thanksgiving holiday will be COVID super spreader events.

Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says one of the first signs if that comes true is looking for a spike in COVID cases one to two weeks following the holiday.
"You obviously have to have a positive case before you get people who end up in the hospital, before you have people that end up on ventilators or unfortunately, pass on."

If you don't exhibit symptoms before, Dr. Ezike says you could get tested seven days after your Thanksgiving celebration if you believe you were in a high risk setting.

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