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Earlier this week, Illinois reported the first death from the coronavirus, but otherwise, cases have been mostly mild.


DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert indicates Illinois is seeing the trends with the coronavirus reflect the worldwide date of older people being the most impacted by the virus. Remmert's comments reflect the tallies as of Wednesday evening. 



Comparing the coronavirus to other diseases in the United States, Remmert maintains it is still not a very deadly disease, however, he hopes people continue to take the advice of state and federal leaders and practices social distancing to protect older folks and those with compromised immune systems.



Many point to Italy as a blueprint for what could be coming for Americans but Remmert does not believe the situation in American will ever get that serious. He attributes it to three things...



Remmert quote - "firmly believes" the coronavirus is in our community, it just has not been tested positive for yet. He says they have administered around ten tests locally with no positive tests so far. 

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