The State of Illinois announced this afternoon during the State’s daily COVID-19 press conference Illinois’ ‘Stay-at-Home’ order will be extended through May 30th, including all individuals over the age of 2 being required to wear a face covering in public places.
“The numbers present us with only one choice. Next week I plan to extend our Stay-at-Home order, with some modifications, through Saturday, May 30th.” Governor Pritzker announced today.
The news had been anticipated for the past few days.
Illinois announced 1,826 new cases of COVID-19 today bringing State totals to 36,934 since the pandemic began. Additionally, 123 new deaths were announced on Thursday, bringing State fatality totals to 1,688 deaths overall.
Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced 4877 individuals were hospitalized on Thursday, with 1,268 in the ICU, 766 of those patients on ventilators.