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