Governor JB Pritzker spoke on Saturday about the growing numbers in the coronavirus outbreak despite him consistently saying that Illinois is flattening the curve. Governor Pritzker in Saturday’s Press Conference says that while COVID-19 numbers are up, test numbers are up as well. The Governor says one good sign is that there is a lower infection rate.
After a mass group of people protested on Friday, Governor Pritzker said that his family is fine, and as much as he thinks the message is wrong that the people are portraying, he will not stop people from their rights.
Central Illinois saw 23 new cases of COVID-19 with Illinois as a whole announcing 2,450 new cases including 105 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 58,505 cases including 2,559 deaths in 97 of the 102 counties. Testing total 299,896 specimens with 15,208 over the last 24 hours.