The state of Illinois is averaging more than 52 thousand COVID-19 tests run per day, making Illinois one of the top in the country now with more than 5-million tests completed.  State Public Health Director Doctor Ngozi Ezike says they hope to expand that further so that everyone can be tested if they feel they need to.

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State officials say they continue to look at new methods for testing such as Abbott lab's fast-action antigen testing, and the University of Illinois’ saliva testing.


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