CHICAGO - Health officials have put a mobile COVID-19 testing station outside a suburban Chicago high school as the area sees an uptick in cases among younger residents, a trend that has happened elsewhere in the country.
The site, outside Lake Zurich High School’s Performing Arts Center, will be open Sunday and next weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Lake County Health Department said there’s been a spike in coronavirus cases of people under age 30 while cases among the general population remained steady. Multiple cases were reported among participants attending the first day of a sports camp at Lake Zurich High School and other recent social gatherings.
On Sunday, Illinois public health officials announced 954 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 20 deaths across the state. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 153,916 cases and 7,187 deaths.
The state reported 38,894 tests Sunday with an average seven-day positive rate of 3%.