According to a press release issued on Thursday, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the city, Chicago has issued a recommendation to stay at home-encouraging residents to stay at home and only allow them to go to school, work or other basic needs. This includes seeking medical services, shopping and grocery shopping.
The order starts on Monday and extends to Thanksgiving celebrations. It is strongly recommended that residents do not receive guests at homes other than important workers (even family members and close friends).
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) said in a press release: “Chicago has reached a tipping point in the second wave of COVID-1
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“What we have achieved in the past year is the result of our willingness to cooperate. Even in this difficult time, we will continue to unite and shake to prevent the rise that the city has seen. Freed from the fatigue we have been experiencing. , And made crucial changes for our future.”
The consultation will last 30 days and impose restrictions on on-site meetings and social events, limiting the number of internal and external people to 10.
According to the city’s Covid Information Center, there have been 122,712 cases in Chicago since the pandemic began. Currently, the positive rate in the last 7 days is 14.1%, higher than the 10.9% in the previous week.
Chicago is not alone. Across the country, the number of Covid-19 is continuing to hit record highs with the accelerating growth and alarming rate of hospitalization and deaths. Health experts say that as the holidays approach, it provides motivation for people to gather, and these numbers are expected to only continue to increase.
According to data from the Institute of Health Indicators and Evaluation of the University of Washington, in the next two months alone, more than 110,000 people in the United States are expected to die from Covid-19.