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The first coronavirus case has been reported in central Illinois in Woodford County. 

 

Governor JB Pritzker made the announcement at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Saturday. A Woodford County resident in his 70s and a Cumberland County resident in his 70s both tested positive for COVID-19.  

 

Additionally, two St. Clair County residents have tested positive – a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s.  Possible exposures and travel histories for the two individuals are still being investigated and public health officials are working to identify and contact all individuals who are close contacts for these two cases.

 

The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 64. Public health officials are still investigating the travel history of these individuals and any potential contact with a known COVID-19 case.  Public health officials will identify and contact people who are considered close contacts of these cases.

 

For information about how you, your school, workplace, and community can prepare, please visit Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.  For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov. 

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