CHICAGO – Health officials alongside Gov. J.B. Pritzker during a daily COVID-19 briefing Monday reported 1,980 new cases of Coronavirus and an additional 50 deaths, raising Illinois’ totals to 45,883 and 1,983 respectively.
The governor said he plans to appeal a judge’s ruling in favor of G.O.P. State Representative Darren Bailey, who sued the state and claimed Pritzker didn’t have the authority to extend his stay-at-home order.
The ruling only favors Bailey, who now has a temporary restraining order and is exempt from the order.
Several cases reported by the state came via area health departments. Here are the latest:
Franklin-Williamson Bi-County (8 F, 26 W)
- Male in his fifties from Williamson County, isolated.
Ten cases have recovered in Williamson, as well as five in Franklin.
- Female in her fifties from Alexander County (3 total)
- Female in her thirties from Johnson County (4 total, 2 of which recovered)
- Male in his thirties from Massac County (4 total, 3 of which recovered)
- Two males in their twenties from Pulaski County (17 total, 5 of which have recovered)
- Male in his forties from Union County (8 total, one of which has recovered)
All cases are now isolated.
Perry County (10 total)
- Female in her thirties, isolated.