IL Gov. Pritzker to release video, radio messages through ‘All In Illinois’ initiative

IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.(WFIE)
Updated: May. 19, 2020 at 2:16 PM CDT
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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - IL Gov. JB Pritzker is giving his coronavirus update.

The governor and his team announce 98,030 total positive cases of COVID-19. They also say 4,379 people have died from COVID-19.

Officials say 621,684 total tests have been taken.

You can watch it live here.

[Illinois Coronavirus Website]

Governor Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton say they will release a set of video messages and radio announcements through the “All In Illinois” initiative. According to the press release, this will focus on the disproportionate impact of the pandemic in communities of color.

“This virus doesn’t discriminate, but it does have a disproportionate impact on black and brown communities across our state and nation that have experienced decades of institutional inequities and obstacles,” Governor JB Pritzker said. “The threat to your safety is real, and I urge you to take this seriously. Practice social distancing, cover your face when in crowded spaces and stay in as much as you can. If we all do our part, we will defeat this virus together.”

Pritzker launched the All in Illinois initiative in early April.

Here are the numbers for our Illinois counties reported Monday.

  • Wayne Co. - 9 cases, 1 death
  • White Co. - 2 cases
  • Edwards Co. -2 cases
  • Wabash Co. - 1 case

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