Wayne Co. reports 1st confirmed COVID-19 death

IL surpasses 87k total COVID-19 cases

IL surpasses 87k total COVID-19 cases

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - The Wayne County Health Department is reporting that one of its residents has died due to complications with COVID-19.

Health department officials made the announcement on their Facebook page on Thursday evening. This is the first Wayne County resident to pass away after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

As of Thursday, eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Wayne County. Health officials say two of the positive cases have now been released from isolation, while five still remain in isolation.

According to the press release, Wayne County has performed 420 total coronavirus tests so far.

On Tuesday, Wayne County officials reported that five additional people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Clark Griffith, the administrator for the Wayne County Health Department, said four of those new patients are linked to Aperion Care Fairfield, a long-term care facility.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his team announced 3,239 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 138 additional deaths on Thursday afternoon.

This brings the statewide number to 87,937 positive cases.

As of Thursday, 3,928 residents in Illinois have died from complications from COVID-19.

According to state officials, 512,037 coronavirus tests have been performed, including 22,678 tests over the last 24 hours.

The Governor says Illinois has issued over 1,760,000 unemployment claims over the period of time from March 1 to May 9.

You can watch Gov. Pritzker’s full Thursday press conference in the video below:

[Illinois Coronavirus Website]

Here are the numbers for our Illinois counties.

  • Wayne Co. - 8 cases, 1 death
  • White Co. - 2 cases
  • Edwards Co. -2 cases
  • Wabash Co. - 1 case

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