Governor JB Pritzker spoke from St. Clair County on Wednesday, speaking out on the flooding of the Illinois River. The Governor praised the National Guard who has been working to help with flood operations along the edge of the river. The Governor shifted his attention to COVID-19, saying that all people who want to be tested for COVID-19, should be tested. Governor Pritzker addressed concerns over family members who want to see their loved ones in nursing homes.
Governor Pritzker did not address the pool situation saying that it was going to be up to the doctors.
The Governor also addressed any concern over lack of care of downstate Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,111 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois with 160 additional deaths. This brings the total amount of cases to 114,306 including 5,083 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties. Labs have tested a total of 803,973 specimens with 17,179 tests done in the last 24 hours. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 8.6%.
You can listen to every Governor Pritzker press conference on NEWSTALK WTIM at 2:30 every afternoon Monday through Friday, however, they will be moving to WHOW 1520 on June 1st.