CHICAGO – Illinois reported it’s highest single day increase in COVID-19 cases as officials at the governor’s daily briefing Wednesday announced 2,049 new cases and an additional 98 deaths due to coronavirus, making the state totals 35,059 and 1,565 respectively.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois is “weeks away” from reaching it’s peak of cases, which officials expect to be in mid-May. He said an extension of the stay-at-home order is likely, but Illinois is regarding moving in a positive direction.
“We are indeed doing better, and I want to make sure everybody understands,” Pritzker said. “A very good sign of how, the direction that things are going.”
Multiple cases were reported across southern Illinois Wednesday as well. Here are the latest:
Jefferson County (76 total)
- Female in her forties, isolated at home.
- Female in her teens, isolated at home.
- Male in his sixties, isolated at home.
- Male in his seventies, hospitalized.
- 38 Long term care residents at Green Tree Senior Living Center
According to a statement from Green Tree’s parent company, “Additional testing of residents took place as a precaution thanks to the collaboration and assistance from Mayor [John] Lewis, Jefferson County Health Authority, Crossroads Community Hospital, and SSM Good Samaritan Hospital.”
The facility has taken additional precautions to keep their residents and staff safe.
Jackson County (51 total)
- Male in his fifties, likely acquired locally, isolated.
- Male in his thirties, likely acquired locally, isolated.
Franklin-Williamson Bi-County (8 F, 19 W)
- Male in his thirties from Franklin county, likely acquired locally, isolated at home and doing well.
- Female in her forties from Williamson county, likely acquired locally, isolated at home.
- Female in her thirties from Williamson county, likely acquired locally, isolated at home.
- Female in her thirties from Johnson County (3 total), isolated.
- Male in his twenties from Pulaski County (12 total), isolated.
- Male in his forties from Pulaski County, isolated.