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State Tests Over 29,000 People; Dr. Ezike Urges Illinoisans To Stay The Course

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of Public Health spoke at Thursday’s press conference and says that while there have been a lot of answers, for every answer new questions arise.


Dr. Ezike says with things opening up, we have to continue to follow the rules and continue to social distance.


Governor JB Pritzker says that they are still looking at capacity limits and it will be up to the epidemiologists to decide when churches can get back together again to worship.



The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,268 new cases of COVID-19 including 87 new deaths which brings the total amount to 102,686 cases including 4,607 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 29,307 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 672,020 people. The 7-day rolling positivity rate is 14%.


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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