Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a press conference this morning to announce Coronavirus cases are going up in Chicago:

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot warned residents on Monday that is coronavirus numbers in the city continue to rise restrictions may return.

“To further fight the spread of COVID-19, the City is considering additional measures in the coming days, including bringing back restrictions on businesses,” a statement from the city said.

“The data is clear – we are now in a second surge of COVID-19 and I am extremely concerned,” Lightfoot said. “Now is the time to double down on what we know works and come together as a city to flatten the curve once again. Everyone must do their part to keep themselves and others safe and help us overcome this deadly disease.”

Over the past two weeks, cases have risen by more than 50%, to over 500 per day, city health officials said. This is the most cases per day seen in Chicago since late May.

Wow! Let's all wear a mask so that doesn't happen!

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