30 more die in Illi­nois from COVID-19

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Tina Sfonde­les

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.

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