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As COVID-19 Positivity Rate Continues to Drop, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Urges Caution.

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says he is pleased with the progress Illinois is making in  getting residents vaccinated against COVID-19.  In response to calls for him to open up the state even more, he says he is still following  guidance from the experts at  IDPH, who are closely watching how the virus is changing.

"What I think they're concerned about is the variants.  They can be, frankly, more difficult for people to overcome., if they catch it.  It also spreads faster."

Governor Pritzker says so far  3.6 million residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine.  He says the state's positivity rate is just below two percent, compared to a positivity rate of 24 percent at the height of the Pandemic in the state,