Pritzker Says Illinois Won’t Hit COVID-19 Peak Until Mid-May
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' governor said Tuesday that the peak of COVID-19 cases, expected in the latter part of April, now won't hit until mid-May. The prediction throws into question whether Gov. J.B. Pritzker will extend his statewide stay-at-home order past the April 30 end date. Pritzker wouldn't be specific but said there will be some changes to the order. There were 1,551 additional cases Tuesday, according to Dr. Ngoze Ezike, the state public health director, with 119 more deaths, including two more detainees at the Cook County Jail. Recorded COVID-19 cases in Illinois now total 33,059, with 1,468 deaths.