A major spike was reported in coronavirus cases in Illinois today, as Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike reports over 600 new cases.
Dr. Ezike called on Illinoisans to remain vigilant in their efforts to social distance themselves even as nicer days become more prominent.
There were 673 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois and Dr. Ezike says seven additional deaths bring the state's fatality total to 26.
Governor JB Pritzker chided Illinoisans for their lack of following the guidelines of the stay at home order. He applauds those following the guidelines but was not happy to see gatherings in Chicago after Wednesday turned nice in the afternoon.
Pritzker wasn't done there, sounding off on people who are socializing without regard to the social distancing guidelines. He is calling on Illinoisans to be responsible for their actions.
There are no 2,538 total coronavirus cases in Illinois and 16,631 individuals have been tested.