CHICAGO — The coronavirus death toll in Illinois has climbed by 125, a total that matches the highest number of deaths for a single day in the state. With the one-day increase, officials said Saturday the virus death toll stands at 1,259.
State officials also say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed by 1,585 to a total of 29,160.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters that he understands the frustration of people over stay-at-home orders that have prompted protests in other states.
But he suggested the state’s own restrictions would be around for a while, adding that the number of coronavirus cases in Illinois hasn’t yet peaked.