Today, Governor JB Pritzker‘s briefing focused on the disparate impact the pandemic has had in communities of color but particularly predominantly African-American communities. The Governor announced an expansion of testing and a concerted effort on testing within communities of color.
ILLINOIS COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, MD, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,465 new cases in Illinois, including 68 more deaths – the largest increase to-date. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 17,877 cases, to date, including 596 deaths, in 83 of Illinois’ 102 counties. Additional information can be found here. COVID-19 stats by zip code will be available here.