The state of Illinois saw its lowest amount of deaths in COVID-19 cases for the first time since April 19th over the last 24 hours with 46 new deaths. Governor JB Pritzker says that one day alone could be an anomaly. He asks people to look at numbers from 3-4 days straight to see if we truly are in a decline for numbers.
The Governor says he’s still looking into different ways to open up certain parts of the state at certain times, after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he's looking at opening up regions of New York on May 15th.
Governor Pritzker says while vulnerable people are the most important, we have to continue to focus on everyone moving forward.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,341 new cases of COVID-19 including 46 new deaths which brings the total amount to 63,840 cases including 2,662 deaths in 97 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH has tested 333,147 people. Listen every afternoon at 2:30 for Governor Pritzker’s daily press conferences on the coronavirus on NEWSTALK WTIM and its many platforms and for the latest closings, cancellations, and businesses that are open visit Taylorville Daily News.