Lake and McHenry County Reach Coronavirus Phase 4 Relaxations

(Waukegan, IL) The Region 9 area of Illinois is set for more Coronavirus relaxations. The Lake and McHenry County area’s Covid-19 positivity rate currently stands at 6.3%, the second day under the 6.5% threshold.

The state announced Tuesday that the region will move from Tier 1 to Phase 4 today, expecting that positivity number to continue its downward trend. The new mitigation comes with less restrictions on bars and restaurants (though a 25% capacity limit remains), increased allowances for meeting sizes, and competitive play for more youth sports.

Lake County did record 164 confirmed and probable Coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 2 related fatalities…though Covid-linked hospitalizations in the region decreased for the 13th straight day.