Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is expanding testing for COVID-19 to include anyone with symptoms, even without a doctor’s order.
The expansion in made possible by newly available testing capacity and the ability to acquire the supplies needed to take samples in much larger numbers. The Illinois Department of Public’s three labs are now able to process thousands more tests per day, Pritzker said.
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and Illinois.