IL surpasses 55k total COVID-19 cases

IL surpasses 55k total COVID-19 cases
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his team announced 3,137 new cases and 105 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.

This brings the statewide number to 56,055 positive cases and 2,457 total deaths.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, 284,688 residents have been tested for COVID-19. This includes 14,821 people in last 24 hours.

You can watch Gov. Pritzker’s full Friday press conference in the video below:

On Thursday, state officials addressed the topic of COVID-19 testing off the top of their press briefing. Gov. Pritzker said the key to reopening the economy was allowing for quick case identification and immediate isolation.

Illinois’s modified stay-at-home order went into effect on Friday.

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