Governor J-B Pritzker says that the State of Illinois has made great strides since the pandemic began. Now running more than 52 thousand tests per day on average.
Illinois is one of the top testing states in the country. Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says that they hope to expand testing even further so that everyone can be tested if they feel they need to.
llinois State Senator Andy Manar says that Illinois being a testing leader didn’t happen on accident.
Senator Manar went on to say thank Governor Pritzker and his administration for listening to all of his concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health officials say that testing is a crucial component in battling the virus. Visit coronavirus.illinois.gov and click on "resources" to find a testing site near you. State officials say that they continue to look at new methods for testing such as Abbott Lab's fast-action antigen testing and the University of Illinois' saliva testing.