Saturday, March 28, 2020

Illinois infant, under the age of one, dies after testing positive for coronavirus

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.