Illinois public health officials reported 2,049 new cases of COVID-19 with an additional 98 deaths, pushing the state’s total to 35,108 confirmed cases and 1,565 deaths.
During an April 22 press conference, Dr. Ngozi Ezike — director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) — said people must continue to wear masks in public, practice physical distancing measures and follow the stay-at-home order to beat the virus.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce changes to the stay-at-home order in the coming days, with only eight days left until it’s set to expire.
According to IDPH data, there are 480 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Rogers Park-Edgewater community — zip codes 60626 and 60660 respectively.