Both US novel coronavirus patients from Illinois have fully recovered and returned home, Gov. J. B. Pritzker said at a press conference Friday morning.
The state is taking several precautionary measures in the coming weeks, Pritzker says. Illinois is one of a few states able to test for coronavirus, next week it will be expanding to two additional testing labs outside of Cook County; one in central Illinois and one in southern Illinois, Pritzker said. This is a “cautionary measure” to respond to any potential cases, Pritzker said.
Voluntary testing will also be available in select hospitals in the state, according to Pritzker.
The best thing the general public can do is “continue with the same precautions that you take during flu season,” Pritzker said.