First US Infant Death Related to COVID-19


The new coronavirus had led to the deaths of at least 99 people in IL out of more than 5,994 infections.

An infant in IL who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) has died, the state's Department of Public Health said in a statement on Saturday.

On Saturday, IDPH announced the first death of an infant with COVID-19.

Ezike said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death, since nothing of such has been recorded before now.

Officials didn't release other information about the infant, who was from Cook County, which includes Chicago, including whether the child had other health issues.

An Illinois infant diagnosed with COVID-19 may be the first United States baby killed by the pandemic, though the cause of death is unknown, according to a local report.

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Older adults are at higher risk of severe illness, and more than 85 percent of deaths in IL are among individuals 60 years of age and older. The infant had a bowel blockage and organ failure, and died four weeks after being hospitalised.

In this March 25, 2020 photo, medical personnel help each other at a federal COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot of Walmart in North Lake, Ill. The study found less than 6% of children became seriously ill with the virus.

Lightfoot's aggressive implementation of her state's stay at home order has spawned a host of memes showing her blocking the city's public parks and admonishing people gathered in public places.

The Chicago baby was among 13 new deaths in IL.

The video gently brings light to a dire situation as Chicago residents prepare to social distance until April 30 as cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 increase at an alarming rate. "We should grieve with our family of state employees, with the many people we've already lost to this virus, young and old". "AARP is grateful that Gov. Pritzker and Dr. Ezike recognize the uneasiness that comes from these uncertain times, and their willingness to speak directly with our members about resources available". "If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us".