Governor says Illinois better than neighbors in positivity rates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is warning one region of the state of rising positivity rates, but says Illinois is now in the forefront when it comes to testing.

During his COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, the governor said Region 1, the northwest corner of the state, has a positivity rate of 7.5 percent. If that raises above 8 percent for 3 straight days, additional restrictions will be put in place. The governor also said Illinois is best in the nation in coronavirus testing, surpassing 5 million tests since the pandemic began.

“Together with targeted mitigations, our testing leadership means that Illinois has had the lowest positivity rate among
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