Illinois and most other states are seeing record spikes of coronavirus cases
The Illinois Director of the Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, broke down during Friday afternoon’s press briefing while talking about the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state.
Ezike was talking about the number of new deaths and cases that took place the day prior and had to hold back tears to continue to update viewers on the state’s outlook. “Since yesterday we have lost an additional 31 lives, for a total of 9,418 deaths,” she said. “These are people who started with us in 2020 and who won’t be with us at the Thanksgiving table. Today, we are reporting 3,874 new cases, for a total of 364,033 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.”
“Excuse me, please,” Ezike then said, pausing several times. Someone brought her a box of tissues and