Event at a rural Illinois bar led to 46 cases of COVID-19 and school closure in February, CDC says

CHICAGO — An event at a rural Illinois bar in February led to an outbreak of 46 cases of COVID-19, a school closure and the hospitalization of a long-term care facility resident, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday. The indoor event led to cases in 26 patrons, three staff members and 17 other people who did not attend but caught COVID-19 from others linked to the event. A school with 650 children had to close because of the outbreak, the CDC said. Attendees included a person who had no symptoms but had received a COVID-19 diagnosis the day before, a…

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