Infant, Under The Age Of One, Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

1 month ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
(m) at 29-03-2020 10:30AM (1 month ago)

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An infant in Illinois under the age of one has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

'There has never been a case of COVID-19 death in an infant,' said Illinois Public Health Director, Dr Ngozi Ezike.

The child was among 13 new deaths recorded in Illinois, which now has a coronavirus death toll of 47.

Also among the deaths was an employee at the Department of Human Services.

During a press conference on Saturday, Governor Jay Pritzker said: 'Upon hearing it, I admit I was shaken. We should grieve with our family of state employees, with the many people we've already lost to this virus, young and old.

Illinois is under a stay-at-home order, with all non-essential business and travel banned.