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Pritzker expected to extend stay-at-home order amid COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO (HOI) -- Gov. JB Prtizker is expected to extended the stay-at-home order due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ABC7 reports.

The extension is expected to go through April 30.

The governor's executive order went into effect on March 21 and was to be lifted April 7.

Illinois has seen a large increase of COVID-19 cases reported since the tracking began by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

On March 26, there were 2,538 cases reported by the state. As of Monday, that number jumped to 5,057.

There have been 73 COVID-19-related deaths reported by the IDPH.

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