Illinois reports 465 new cases and 13 new deaths

Illinois reports 465 new cases and 13 new deaths

Dr. Ezike announces first-ever death of an infant in connection with the coronavirus.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 465 new cases and 13 new deaths from the coronavirus.

The deaths include an infant younger than one year in Chicago.  Dr. Ngozi Ezike says there has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant.   A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

Governor Pritzker also announced the death of the first state worker from the virus.

The other deaths in Cook County include 2 males in their 60s, 2 males in their 70s, one in their 80s, as well as a female in her 70s, and a female in her 80s.  Kane County has reported the death of two males in the 70s, McHenry County had a death of a man in his 50s, and Lake County and Will County both reported a death of a female in her 90s.

Fayette County along with Carroll and Macon Counties have recorded their first confirmed case of the disease.   Cases have now been reported in 43 counties.

The total number of confirmed cases statewide is now 3,491/  Deaths total 47.

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email  PPE.donations@illinois.gov.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.