Pritzker Says State Is Expanding Testing Labs

In his daily briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the density of cases throughout Illinois varies widely. He says testing capacity will help the state learn more about the reach of the coronavirus disease. Pritzker says the state’s three testing labs can run 600 tests each day. He says working with partners will allow the state to test more people each day.

Pritzker also announced the state has received 180 applications from individuals to rejoin the medical workforce to help combat COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 250 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including four deaths; a Chicago resident in his 50s, two Cook County residents both in their 60s, and a DuPage County resident in her 90s.

Grundy County is now reporting a case.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,535 cases in 32 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.  Cases by county can be found on the IDPH website, as well as a list of local health departments who will have the most up-to-date information.

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email PPE.donations@illinois.gov.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.