Gov. JB Pritzker Tuesday said new restrictions will be imposed on the entire state in the wake of the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.
Beginning Friday, the entire state will be under Tier 3 resurgence mitigations which include a ban on video gaming, the closure of casinos, a 25% of capacity limit on retail establishments, including “big box” stores, and a suspension of indoor sports and recreational activities.
Personal care services can remain open, but with a limit of 25% of capacity or 25 clients, whichever is less, and employers should have employees work from home when possible.
Illinois continued to show five-figure increases in new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with an additional 12,601 confirmed and probable cases.
That means the state now has 597,849 confirmed and probable cases of the virus.
There were an additional 97 deaths reported Tuesday, bringing the toll to 10,875.
Despite the increase in cases, the statewide positivity rate remained at 12.5%.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,887 hospitalizations from the virus, with 1,158 patients in intensive care and 545 on ventilators.