Four Cases Include Individuals Tied to Party Bus Rental Companies as Increase in Positivity Rate Threatens to Move Region Back in New Mitigation Plan
DHS and Public Health Officials Responding to Outbreak at Chester Mental Center in Randolph County
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health is closely monitoring a rise in cases in the Metro East region, COVID-19 region 4, as the region surpasses 7 percent positivity rate as of today, July 20, fueled by 7 consecutive days of positivity rate increases. Under the plan to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 announced by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health last week, a region will automatically move to the first tier of mitigation steps following three consecutive days averaging greater than an 8 percent positivity rate.
Randolph and St. Clair...