Testing of Illinoisans continues to grow and show more and more cases across the state and that is intentional according to Governor JB Pritzker.
Citing the World Health Organization Director Tuesday at his weekly press conference, Governor Pritzker says testing is essential in helping them know where infections are and isolating those people.
After sparring with President Donald Trump over the weekend on Twitter, Governor Pritzker says he spoke with the Commander in Chief on the phone and relief is on its way to Illinois.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike says there are 250 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois and four additional deaths attributed to coronavirus.
1,474 of the 1,535 confirmed Illinois cases are in the Chicago-land area. Deaths worldwide from the coronavirus are approaching 20,000 and in the United States, there are less than 1,000 fatalities as of Tuesday afternoon.