Illinois surpasses 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, along with local elected and health officials speak Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Chicago, to members of the media about Illinois preparedness for COVID-19. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

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CHICAGO (WEHT)- The Illinois Department of Public Health Announced an additional 1,453 cases of COVID-19 in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide number to over 10,000 cases. 33 more deaths have also been confirmed, bringing the statewide total to 243 fatalities.

So far, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Edwards, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties. Dr. Ngozi Ezike says the state has seen clusters of cases in nursing homes and long term care facilities.

Pritzker says Illinois still has not hit a peak in cases, but says he expects it “between the middle and end of April.” Pritzker recommends wearing masks if Illinoisans go outside, including going to the grocery store.

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(This story was originally published on April 4, 2020)

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