Illinois could be headed to a “reversal” in the state's reopening plan if the positive cases of coronavirus continue to climb, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during a news conference on Thursday.
The Illinois Department of Health reported at least 1,772 new cases of coronavirus and approximately 18 additional deaths on Thursday.
The cases continue to be those who are 29 years and younger that typically show milder symptoms or are asymptomatic and spread the coronavirus unknowingly, Illinois Department of Health Administrator Julie Casper said.
The latest numbers: At least 176,896 positive cases of coronavirus and approximately 7,478 deaths have been reported in Illinois since the pandemic began.
Note: These numbers were released by the Illinois Department of Public Health and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.