Coronavirus Illinois: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office unveils COVID-19 dashboard

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a news conference Thursday to unveil a new COVID-19 dashboard from the medical examiner's office.

The medical examiner's dashboard shows the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 and is updated daily at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and includes demographic data such as race and ethnicity. The dashboard can be viewed at https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19.

Officials also announced the Social Vulnerability Index, which officials say shows which areas that are most vulnerable to events such as a pandemic. The Social Vulnerability Index can be accessed at maps.cookcountyil.gov/svi.

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"Take a look at the communities most impacted by COVID-19 and then look at the Social Vulnerability Index - you'll see a direct link between the deaths we are seeing and the communities where these individuals resided," said President Preckwinkle. "Our communities of color are once again the ones hit the hardest and the long-term social and economic effects to these communities will be felt for many years to come."

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For more information, visit www.cookcountypublichealth.org.
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