IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says medical researchers are learning more about how coronavirus reacts in the body.
She says people are infecting others before the onset of symptoms and there is a specific time when someone with COVID-19 is the most contagious.
Ezike says battling COVID-19 is like running a marathon and we are on the right track. But she says we are not over this.
The state reported 1,140 new cases on Thursday and 125 deaths. It’s the first time the state has had more than a 100 people die in a day.