IL. Gov. Pritzker announces new cases; No new cases in our Illinois Counties

IL. Gov. Pritzker announces new cases; No new cases in our Illinois Counties
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - During Tuesday coronavirus update, Illinois Gov. Pritzker and his team announced 1,222 new confirmed cases and an additional 74 COVID-19 related deaths.

Illinois Department of Health is now reporting a total of 23,247 confirmed cases and 868 COVID-19 related deaths statewide.

We still only have two confirmed cases in our Illinois counties, both of which are in Wabash County.

During Monday’s press conference, Gov. Pritzker and his team provided an update on the state’s efforts to expand access and eligibility to unemployment insurance.

House Republicans are complaining that the governor hasn’t done enough to fix a state unemployment system overwhelmed by 500,000 first-time claims in the past six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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