“I’m not saying this lightly, but unfortunately, the grim truth is these numbers will continue to grow significantly, as will, likely, the unfortunate statistic of fatalities,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. [Blueroom Stream]

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Illinois jumped 80 percent in 24 hours, the biggest one-day increase since the virus began spreading, state health officials said Wednesday.

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