Gov. Pritzker follows CDC’s guidance on fully vaccinated individuals removing masks

Illinois reports 6 new COVID deaths
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 1:34 PM CDT
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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Monday, Illinois health officials reported 946 new coronavirus cases and 6 more deaths.

The state has now had a total of 1,367,214 confirmed cases and 22,445 deaths.

There were no new cases in our area.

10.4 million doses of vaccine have been administered.

All Illinoisans age 12 and up can now get vaccinated.

Click here to find a location.

[Illinois COVID-19 website]

On Monday, Governor JB Pritzker announced Illinois is following the CDC’s guidance in fully vaccinated people removing their masks in most settings.

In a Facebook post, he continues to say he supports the choice of businesses or individuals who will continue to wear a mask.

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

  • Wayne County - 1,780 cases, 53 deaths
  • White County - 1,698 cases, 26 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,346 cases, 12 deaths
  • Edwards County - 569 cases, 12 deaths

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