Governor JB Pritzker ramped up his need for more testing today during his daily press conference saying that Illinois is doing a great job testing but it can always be more.
The Governor says that we have maintained over 10,000 tests a day and we have a much better idea of what the daily infection rate is due to the number of tests we do.
When asked about pulling federal funding if counties defied the stay-at-home order, the Governor stood his ground.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,432 new cases of COVID-19 including 130 new deaths which brings the total amount to 90,369 cases including 4,058 deaths in 99 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 26,565 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 538,602 people. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate (positive tests) is 16%.
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