Illinois stay-at-home order ends as state begins to reopen; 1,622 new coronavirus cases reported

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CHICAGO (WGN) — Friday marked the end to Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order as Illinois transitions to Phase 3 of its reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to health officials, there were 1,622 new COVID-19 cases and 86 additional deaths in the past 24 hours. They say Illinois is averaging 40 fewer COVID-related deaths per day than we were two weeks ago.

There are currently 3,599 currently hospitalized with COVID-related illness, which the lowest number in weeks, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Friday also marks the end of Pritzker and IDPH’s daily coronavirus daily briefings, but daily statistical updates will continue.

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