1,151 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Monday

1,151 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Monday
Once the PPE passes inspection, the governor said it will be shipped out to first responders and healthcare professionals. (Source: unsplash.com)

CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker gave an update on the number of cases and the state’s response in his daily COVID-19 briefing at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20.

On Monday, April 20, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,151 new COVID-19 cases and 59 additional deaths in the state.

The total number of individuals that have tested positive for the virus in Illinois is 31,508 in 93 counties. There has been a total of 1,349 deaths reported.

PPE arriving in Illinois

An airlift of personal protection equipment is scheduled to arrive in Illinois on Monday morning, April 20.

The arrival of millions of masks and gloves follows a previous delivery earlier this week.

According to Governor JB Pritzker, the PPE will be taken to a state warehouse where it will be inventoried and performance quality will be checked.

Once the PPE passes inspection, it will be shipped out to first responders and healthcare professionals.

Gov. Pritzker said the PPE supplies are coming from another country.

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