For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak started, the State of Illinois has tested over 20,000 people in a single day. Governor JB Pritzker says that the work that the state is doing is because of the hard work from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Laboratories all around the state.
The Governor was asked about school this fall and said everyone is hoping to be back in session for the next school year.
The Governor was asked about visiting downstate cities and when the next time he would be leaving Chicago. Governor Pritzker says he hopes people from downstate understand how much he is needed in Chicago.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,887 new cases of COVID-19 including 130 new deaths which brings the total amount to 73,760 cases including 3,241 deaths in 98 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 20,671 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 399,714 people.
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