ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker emphasized Monday that the state is heading in the wrong direction in terms of coronavirus cases and positivity rates, urging residents to continue to be vigilant and to take state directives seriously as officials try to curb the spread of the virus.
According to the governor, none of Illinois' 11 healthcare regions saw a decline in their coronavirus positivity rates over the last week, and now all 11 are currently under enhanced mitigations as a result.
Pritzker called the last seven days “one of the worst single-week increases” in regional positivity since the pandemic began.
Under the mitigations in effect in 10 of Illinois' 11 healthcare regions, indoor dining and bar service is currently suspended, while gatherings are limited to 25 people or fewer. In Region 1, located in the northwestern part of the state, gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer individuals as a result of elevated positivity rates.
There has been 423,502 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,810 deaths.
Here are the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:
- Wayne County - 546 cases, 18 deaths
- White County - 302 cases, 6 death
- Wabash County - 264 cases, 6 deaths
- Edwards County - 121 cases