Number of COVID-19 deaths creates emotional daily update in Illinois

Number of COVID-19 deaths creates emotional daily update in Illinois
(Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - IL Governor JB Pritzker gave his daily COVID-19 update Friday afternoon.

The State Health Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike became emotional at the briefing when discussing the number of deaths in the state, which now stands at 9,418.

She explained those people will not be at their family’s Thanksgiving tables, before turning around in tears to compose herself.

Both Governor Pritzker and Dr. Ezike emphasized the importance of wearing your mask and keeping your distance.

Tighter restrictions went into place Thursday in Region 5, which covers White, Wayne, Wabash and Edwards Counties.

Here are the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:

  • Wayne County - 473 cases, 12 deaths
  • White County - 259 cases, 4 death
  • Wabash County - 223 cases, 5 deaths
  • Edwards County - 105 cases

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