Chicago IL: Coronavirus Positivity Under 1 Percent In IL; 298 Cases Reported. Illinois fully reopened as Phase 5 began, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported that the state’s rolling seven-day positivity rate on all tests conducted dipped below 1 percent, falling to .9 percent on Sunday.
The positivity rate on individuals tested is at 1.2 percent. Though reported case numbers tend to decrease over the weekend, the state reported 298 new cases on Sunday and 11 additional deaths, with those who died ranging in age from a woman in her 20s to women in their 90s. That brings Illinois’ death toll to 23,061 since March 2020.
Gujarati Seniors of Chicago welcomed Illinois’ full reopening from Covid-19 with a grand picnic celebration on June 13 in Pottawatomie Park, a beautiful riverside resort-like setting on Fox River in St. Charles. In addition to the on-site prepared delicious food, including morning brunch, afternoon ice cream and watermelon treats, and full evening dinner, many of the 300 seniors attending the event took advantage of the beautiful, sunny day by enjoying the park amenities such as mini-golf and river cruises, or just strolling leisurely along the river bank. And, of course, there was live music and a game of Bingo! First outing of our seniors in almost 15 months with broad smiling faces – no masks, lots of hand shaking and loving hugs!