Illinois' Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike on Wednesday announced the state is reporting 1,529 new Covid-19 cases, including 82 deaths, over the last 24 hours.
"These are our highest numbers to date," Ezike said in a press conference.
"Although the numbers are still increasing, I will tell you that the rate at which they are increasing is less, and that is a good sign. We are not seeing the exponential growth that we were seeing before," she added.
Illinois has a total of 15,078 coronavirus cases, with 462 deaths in the state.