Illinois Officials Report 2,049 New COVID-19 Cases With 98 Additional Deaths

Courtesy of U.S. Department of StateContact tracing is a vital tool to fight COVID-19 and Gov. Pritzker said he’s working to expand it as more than 2,000 new cases of the virus are announced Monday.

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.

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