SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – On the second day of Phase 3 of Illinois’ reopening plan, over 1,400 new coronavirus cases were announced Saturday.
Health officials announced 1,462 new cases COVID-19 cases and 61 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.
On Friday, officials said Illinois is averaging 40 fewer COVID-related deaths per day than we were two weeks ago.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 118,917 cases, including 5,330 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases from May 23–May 29 is 7%, according to IDPH.
Friday marked the end to Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order as Illinois transitions to Phase 3 of its reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.