Illinois to begin Phase 1B on Monday; New sports guidance announced

43 new cases reported in our Illinois counties, no new deaths

Illinois to begin Phase 1B on Monday; New sports guidance announced

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced during his Friday coronavirus update that the state will move in Phase 1B starting Monday.

This includes those who are 65 and older and frontline essential workers such as teachers, first responders, grocery workers, public transit workers and more.

Illinois Phase 1B.
Illinois Phase 1B. (Source: State of Illinois.)

You can watch Governor Pritzker’s full coronavirus update below.

State officials also announced sports guidance for all youth and adult recreational sports under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Sports guidance under Phase 4 expands the level of play allowed for all sports to allow play at the intra-conference, region, or league levels.

[Click here for more on sports guidance]

On Friday, Illinois reported 7,042 new COVID-19 cases and 95 additional deaths.

The state reports that they have a total of 1,093,375 confirmed coronavirus cases and 18,615 total deaths.

The state map shows 43 new cases coming from our local Illinois Counties.

Of those new cases, 19 are in White County, 11 are in Wabash County, seven are in Wayne County, and six are in Edwards County.

There were no new deaths reported in our Illinois area.

Illinois Coronavirus Website

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

  • Wayne County - 1,535 cases, 42 deaths
  • White County - 1,382 cases, 22 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,204 cases, 11 deaths
  • Edwards County - 476 cases, 8 deaths

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