Information in the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly, so to help keep WGN viewers informed with the latest updates, follow our live blog for March 30, 2020.
These updates will mostly focus on the Chicago area, but will include some national and international news as well.
Newest updates are at the top of this post.
Another resident at a DuPage County nursing home has died from COVID-19. She was a woman in her 70s.
That makes five people at the Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who died of the virus.
There are 49 confirmed cases at the facility.
33 are residents and16 staff members.
Health officials report eight new deaths, including the death of an incarcerated man from Stateville Correctional Center.
- Cook County: male 50s, male 60s, female 60s, female 70s
- DuPage County: male 60s
- Kendal County: female 60s
- Will County: male 50s, male 60s
Additionally, 12 men who were incarcerated at Stateville are now hospitalized.
State health officials announced 461 new cases of coronavirus Monday, bringing the statewide total to 5,057.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on the COVID-19 crisis.
The Cook County sheriff’s office announced the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases among detainees at Cook County Jail is now 101, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Twelve staff members have also tested positive.
Six Flags Great America has officially delayed their opening to mid May, or as soon as possible thereafter. Season pass holders will have their passes extended for the number of days the park is closed…members will receive an additional month for every month the park is closed.
The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday a state total of 1,786 coronavirus cases and 35 deaths.
The Chicago Park District Security and the Chicago Police Department will continue to patrol the lakefront and disband people who violate the closure.
The University of Chicago announced Monday the first stage of an effort to provide emergency support and address some of the immediate needs of local residents, businesses, and community-based nonprofits on the South Side as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will launch on Monday, March 30.