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Gov. Pritzker says the state expects to be able to conduct 10,000 tests daily within the next ten days.

 

In his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Sunday, Gov. JB Pritzker gave an update on the State's coronavirus testing capacities. He indicates the State is currently running 4,000 tests a day with a total of approximately 28,000 tests conducted so far.

 

 

Gov. Pritzker noted experts say 10,000 tests a day will provide the state with accurate data to determine if state-mandated interventions are working.

 

 

Gov. Pritzker voiced his frustrations with the federal government over testing capabilities. He indicated the three state testing labs will be adding a third shift and additional laboratory robotics to maximize the state's daily testing capabilities.

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 4,596 cases, including 65 deaths, in 47 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.  

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