The number of novel coronavirus cases in Illinois continues to rise – by another 2,450 from Friday to Saturday, with 105 people dying after testing positive – despite residents statewide being subjected to a stay-at-home order for six weeks.
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The steady rise “really is a function of doing more tests,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during his daily briefing Saturday. “And, in fact, what you’ll find is a lower infection rate. If you do the math, of how many tests done as a denominator and how many positives as a numerator, you’ll see that we’ve come down on average, from what was around (a) 21% or 22% infection rate to something in the high teens.”
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