Illinois passes 5 million mark for number of COVID-19 tests

Studstill Media

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 5 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Illinois. State officials are touting the milestone, which was reached on Saturday. That’s the same day the state reported its highest one-day total of tests at 74,286. According to the COVID Tracking Project, four other states have already conducted more than 5 million tests. They are California, New York, Texas and Florida. On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,477 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths.