Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, whose state has the fourth-most coronavirus cases in the country, said on Sunday he’s confident Illinois can safely reopen without relying much on federal support.
“I have not been counting on the White House because there have been too many situations in which they have made promises, not delivered,” the Democratic governor said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“We’re going it alone, as the White House has left all the states to do,” he said, explaining that Illinois is working to grow its testing rate to 64,000 tests a day. And while the number of people who test positive for Covid-19 is increasing, it’s because Illinois has increased testing for the virus to 20,000 a day, he said.