by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times
July 20, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned on Tuesday that stricter mitigations may be reinstated in areas experiencing an increase in COVID cases. This coming after his announced re-election bid.
Pritzker urged anyone who has not been immunized to get vaccinated and stated that the state will continue to monitor COVID metrics such as positivity rate, case numbers, and hospitalizations.
Pritzker said. “The delta variant is challenging. Our next neighbor, Missouri, is the worst state in the country and that bleeds over into Illinois. It has in southern Illinois and Metro East you’ve seen an awful lot of people have gotten sick or gone to the hospital.”
Data shows that positivity rates and coronavirus-related hospitalizations are increasing in western and southern Illinois.