IL reports over 24k positive cases, nearly 950 deaths

Gov. Pritzker gave daily coronavirus update

IL reports over 24k positive cases, nearly 950 deaths
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker and his team gave an update on COVID-19.

They say there are 1,346 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. This brings the total to 24,593 confirmed positive cases.

Gov. Pritzker and his team say there are 80 additional deaths, bringing the total of 948 lives lost to the coronavirus.

His team says hand washing, covering coughs, wearing masks, banning mass gatherings and social distancing has been shown to work even though they continue to see new cases and new deaths.

Pritzker says budget experts are estimating Illinois will have a $2.7 billion shortfall of revenues for this fiscal year and a $4.6 billion shortfall for next fiscal year.

You can watch it live here.

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