(CNN)A rural Illinois bar opening event in February was linked to a Covid-19 outbreak of at least 46 cases, a school closure and the hospitalization of a long-term care facility resident, according to a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
Illinois bar opening event linked to 46 Covid-19 cases, a school closure and hospitalization, CDC report says
The Illinois Department of Public Health identified 29 individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 or had Covid-19-like symptoms within 14 days after the indoor bar opening event. All 29 cases were confirmed by Covid-19 antigen or nucleic acid amplification tests except for one probable symptomatic case who did not receive testing.
The details were outlined in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Monday. The report did not disclose the name or location of the bar.
The report did say that bar attendees came in close contact with at least 71 others. Of the 37 close contacts tested for