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Governor In Quarantine Due To Staffer Testing Positive; Reports Peak Won't Hit Until June

Central Illinois reported 33 new coronavirus cases over the weekend with 1 in Christian County, 22 in Sangamon County, and 10 in Macon County. The numbers around the state for the last 24 hours are down as well, as there are 1,266 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois including 54 additional deaths, however, Governor JB Pritzker said in today’s press conference, that models show that the state is not set to hit the peak until June now.



Governor Pritzker is still staying firm on keeping restrictions in place because it’s helping us reach the next phase but the numbers still look good especially in Central Illinois. Everything is on target to move to the next phase, phase 3, on May 29th. 



The Governor, who is at his home, has been forced to quarantine after a senior staff member tested positive for



Currently, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 79,007 cases including 3,459 deaths in 98 of the 102 counties of Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, labs have tested 12,441 specimens for a total of 442,425 tests. 

Listen every afternoon Monday through Friday at 2:30 for Governor Pritzker’s press conferences on the coronavirus on NEWSTALK WTIM and its many platforms. For local numbers click on the icon for coronavirus cases by county and for the latest closings, cancellations, and businesses that are open visit Taylorville Daily News. 

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