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 April 17, 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.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a man and three women who live at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., have died after contracting the coronavirus. Ten more people at the nursing home have been diagnosed with the virus. Six of are residents, while another four are employees.
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On Friday, Indiana surpassed 10,000 cases of COVID-19, and over 500 people have died from the virus,