30 more die in Illinois from COVID-19
As several states continue to see a surge in coronavirus cases ahead of a holiday weekend, health officials in Illinois said another 30 people have died from COVID-19 — with the state nearing a grim milestone of 7,000 people lost to the pandemic.
In total, 6,951 people have died in Illinois from COVID-19. On Wednesday, officials also said there were 828 newly confirmed cases.
But Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health administrators are watching health metrics in the state to determine whether a Phase 4 opening last Friday will play any role in upticks in cases, as many states have seen.
In Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday the state will continue enforcing capacity limits for restaurants and bars as cases climb across the state. The state was set to lift those restrictions this weekend. Indiana has lost 2,456 people to the pandemic, according to the Indiana Department of Public Health.
In Madison, Wisconsin, health officials announced they were closing indoor service at bars as the Fourth of July weekend approaches and as the number of reported coronavirus cases accelerated, many involving young people in Wisconsin’s largest college community, according to the Associated Press.