COVID-19 Cases Cross 1,000 in Illinois, New Case Includes Infant

COVID-19 Cases Cross 1,000 in Illinois, New Case Includes Infant

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 296 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an infant, marking a total of 1,049. IDPH also announced three additional deaths, totaling nine.

The deaths included a Cook County man in his 80s, a Chicago man in his 80s, and a McLean County woman in her 70s. Jo Daviess, Livingston, Rock Island, and Stephenson counties are now also reporting cases.

Currently, IDPH is reports cases in 30 Illinois counties with the age of cases ranging from younger than one to 99.

As health officials are still learning about this new virus and information and guidance are rapidly evolving, it is still unknown if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, which are a small number, the virus was not found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.

For donations, email PPE.donations@illinois.gov. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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