Covid cases continue to rise in the state, and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is pleading with Illinoisans to mask up and get your vaccine and booster. Governor Pritzker says that nurses and doctors have gone the extra mile to help those who have the virus but they need help.
More than 2,000 health care workers have been sent out to help hospitals that have been overrun with COVID cases.
More than 7200 patients are in hospitals across Illinois with the COVID disease. Out of state health care workers have been granted permission throughout the state.
Illinois Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike says that she doesn’t know if we have reached the downslope of Omicron, but she is hopeful that we will be there soon.
Christian County reported 211 new cases on Wednesday.