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Gov. Pritzker gives update on COVID-19 surge

Governor JB Pritzker held a briefing on the the surge of COVID-19 cases in Illinois on...
Governor JB Pritzker held a briefing on the the surge of COVID-19 cases in Illinois on Wednesday, January 19.(KFYR)
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:29 PM CST
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CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker held a briefing on the the surge of COVID-19 cases in Illinois on Wednesday, January 19.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 20,483 new COVID-19 cases, 36 additional virus-related deaths and 183,919 tests conducted Tuesday.

Illinois’ test positivity rate is currently 15.4 percent.

IDPH reports there has been a total of 2,682,983 COVID-19 cases, 29,350 deaths and 20,054,921 vaccines administered in Illinois.

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