IL surpasses 68K positive cases

IL surpasses 68K positive cases

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gave his daily coronavirus update at 2:30 p.m.

Governor Pritzker highlighted several measures designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in Illinois’ Latino communities.

As a result, Illinois now has over 200 public testing sites, 66 of which, or about 1 in 3, are located in communities with a significant Latino population.

They say there are multi-generational families of all backgrounds living in a single household making self-isolation difficult. To support Illinois’ residents who need help to quarantine in a safe space, the state has prepared thousands of free hotel rooms for residents as a precautionary measure to make sure they keep their families or roommates safe.

IL Gov. Pritzker and his team announce 2,217 new positive cases of coronavirus. This brings the total of positive cases in Illinois to 68,232.

They say they have conducted 361,260 total tests.

Unfortunately, Gov. Pritzker and his team say there are 136 new deaths. This brings the total of deaths from COVID-19 to 2,974.

Here are the numbers for our Illinois counties.

  • White Co. - 2 cases
  • Wayne Co. - 2 cases
  • Wabash Co. - 1 case

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