Illinois announces over 1,500 new cases, adding additional food assistance

Illinois announces over 1,500 new cases, adding additional food assistance

ILLINOIS. (WFIE) - During his Tuesday update, Gov. Pritzker and his team announced that 1,551 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 119 others have died.

This brings the states confirmed cases to 33,059 and the total COVID-19 related deaths to 1,468.

Locally, we have three people who have tested positive in our Illinois counties with one in Wabash, one in Wayne and the other in White County. On Sunday, health officials with Eygptian Health Department announced the case in White County is a toddler.

Governor Pritzker also announced an additional $112 million in food assistance to children across the state. He says for families already receiving SNAP benefits, this increased assistance will be automatically added to family LINK cards.

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