At least 1,842 new coronavirus cases were reported in Illinois in the past 24 hours, said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the state's public health director. It is the largest number of new cases in a single day in the state.
There are now at least 27,575 cases of coronavirus in Illinois, and at 1,134 people have died from the disease, Ezike said.
“Please continue to stay home. Continue washing your hands, wear a mask if you must leave. Everyone's effort is appreciated. It's noticed your efforts have shown that they can flatten the curve. So proud to be in this state, and see how we have responded to this pandemic,” Ezike said.
“We'll continue fighting together. We're all in Illinois," she added.