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Gov. JB Pritzker says during a news conference Saturday in Chicago that the increased number of cases of COVID-19 in Illinois is directly a result of increased testing. 

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ COVID-19 confirmed case count grew by nearly 2,500 again Saturday as a sustained increase in testing continues to drive the number upward.

“It really is a function of doing more testing,” Gov. JB Pritzker said of the increased positive case count at his daily briefing on the virus Saturday.

There are now 58,505 confirmed cases in Illinois in 97

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