IL Gov. Pritzker gives weekly COVID-19 update in quarantine after staff member tests positive

IL Gov. Pritzker gives weekly COVID-19 update in quarantine after staff member tests positive

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker gave his weekly coronavirus update while in quarantine Wednesday.

He will be in quarantine for two weeks after a member of his administration tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member had attended events with the first-term Democrat all last week including in Chicago, Marion and Marseilles.

The aide tested positive Monday after feeling symptoms. Pritzker and other administration members tested negative the same day.

Pritzker’s office says the government and the staff member were wearing masks during all interactions. According to his office, Pritzker will remain in isolation for 14 days and conduct news media briefings remotely.

During the update, members of Pritzker’s team announced the state of Illinois has now had 293,274 confirmed cases along with 8,672 deaths.

Here are the current cases in our Illinois area:

  • White County - 174 cases, one death
  • Wabash County - 171 cases, three deaths
  • Edwards County - 64 cases
  • Wayne County - 287 cases, seven deaths

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