LISTEN: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update: May 5, 2020

Two months, you could count the COVID-19 cases in Illinois on one hand. Today, the state has nearly 64,000 cases. We look at how we got here.

chicago police officers wearing masks
Chicago police, photographed downtown on Friday May 1, wear masks to provide protection from COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Chicago Police officers have been instructed to minimize contacts with the public to slow the spread of the virus. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
chicago police officers wearing masks
Chicago police, photographed downtown on Friday May 1, wear masks to provide protection from COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Chicago Police officers have been instructed to minimize contacts with the public to slow the spread of the virus. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

LISTEN: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update: May 5, 2020

Two months, you could count the COVID-19 cases in Illinois on one hand. Today, the state has nearly 64,000 cases. We look at how we got here.

Reset brings you a daily update on the latest efforts by state officials to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois.

GUEST: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter

Note: For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in Illinois, read WBEZ's coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Chicago and the region here.