Governor JB Pritzker gave a press conference on Wednesday announcing more testing for long term care facilities and threatening any businesses and counties that are looking to reopen early. Governor Pritzker says they are ramping up testing on long term care facilities in order to get a quicker turn around time on waiting on tests.
Governor Pritzker gave a stern warning to any businesses that may want to open early.
The Governor continued, saying that he would pull state licenses of any businesses that were licensed by the State if they opened up in the name of safety.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,677 new cases of COVID-19 including 192 new deaths which brings the total amount to 84,698 cases including 3,792 deaths in 99 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 17,668 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 489,359 people.
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