Health Officials: White County’s 1st COVID-19 case is a toddler

Northern Illinois mayors ask governor to allow reopening

Health Officials: White County’s 1st COVID-19 case is a toddler
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - The Egyptian Health Department in White County is reporting they have their first confirmed case of COVID-19.

According to a press release from the Health Department, the patient is a toddler and is at home in isolation and is doing well.

We also have one confirmed case in Wabash and Wayne counties.

During Sunday’s update, Gov. Pritzker and his team announced 1,197 new confirmed cases and 31 additional COVID-19 related deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting 30,357 confirmed positive cases and 1,290 deaths.

Five northern Illinois mayors are asking Gov. J.B. Pritzker for the authority to reopen businesses next month urging “common sense modifications” to a statewide stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rockford Register Star reports the mayors say thousands of employees in the restaurant, fitness, salon and childcare industries are being unnecessarily harmed because they’re not considered essential workers.

They say the need for financial assistance has exceeded available state and federal resources.

Pritzker’s order runs until April 30. He says he’s evaluating if an extension is needed, as other states have done.

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