SPRINGFIELD, Ailing. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s workplace introduced Tuesday that Pritzker has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Pritzker is experiencing gentle signs and has been prescribed the anti-viral treatment Paxlovid, in accordance with an announcement from his workplace. He’s working from dwelling.
The Democrat undergoes a routine COVID-19 testing routine and obtained the optimistic end result after he was notified that a number of shut contacts had contracted the flu-like sickness.
Pritzker is vaccinated and has obtained two booster photographs. He has lengthy urged everybody to be vaccinated and comply with Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention pointers for staying wholesome and stopping the unfold.
As of final Friday, the Illinois Division of Public Well being reported that almost half of all counties in Illinois are at “excessive neighborhood degree” for COVID-19 and of the remainder, all however eight counties are at “medium neighborhood degree.” The Public Well being Division recommends folks use warning and put on a face protecting when indoors.
Since early 2020, Illinois has recorded 3.496 million circumstances of COVID-19. The sickness has contributed to 34,257 deaths.
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