Illinois records first coronavirus infant death

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Saturday reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease.

“There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant. A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike during the daily press conference. “We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us.”