Public health officials on Saturday urged people to continue to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as temperatures reached into the 70s in some parts of Illinois.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said that the state’s stay-at-home efforts have made a difference and that people should continue to stay home and use social distancing practices.
Ezike reported 2,450 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths. Most of those were in Cook County and the collar counties in northern Illinois.
Statewide, public health officials have confirmed 58,505 cases of COVID-19, including 2,559 deaths, in 97 of the state’s 102 counties. Read more…