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Gov. announces plans to increase COVID-19 testing, increase hospital capacity

Gov. JB Pritzker provided an update on Tuesday about the state’s current testing and hospital capacity and laid out measures to increase that capacity to meet the anticipated need as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“We’re using a two-pronged approach to make sure a worst-case scenario does not become our reality,” Pritzker said. “First, we put in place protective measures to suppress the spread. Second, we are working to increase our health care capacity statewide so that when we do arrive at our next phase we have the capacity to meet . . .

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