Illinois infant with COVID-19 dies, cause of death unknown

Illinois infant with COVID-19 dies, cause of death unknown
(Source: KFVS/Brittany Jacob)

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says an infant with COVID-19 has died and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Saturday there hasn’t been a death associated with the new coronavirus in an infant.

She urged people to do all they can to prevent the spread of the virus, saying “If you haven’t been paying attention maybe this is your wake-up call."

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 465 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 new deaths.

- Cook County: infant, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 70s, female 80s, male 80s

- McHenry County: male 50s

- Kane County: 2 males 70s

- Lake County: female 90s

- Will County: female 90s

Carroll, Fayette, and Macon counties are now reporting cases.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,491 cases, including 47 deaths, in 43 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

During his Friday press conference, Governor Pritzker urged President Trump to implore the Defense Production Act for personal protection equipment (PPE)

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