United States reports first infant death linked to coronavirus


An infant in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus is the first to die in the US of causes related to the disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Saturday.

'If you haven't been paying attention, maybe this is your wake-up call, Ezike said.

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

The age of the infant, who lived in Cooke County, has not been released.

He continued: "It's especially sorrowful for the family of this very small child for the years stolen from this infant".

As of Tuesday, Chicago has had 2,611 cases of COVID-19, while IL has had a total of 5,594. In most cases, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but also milder cases of pneumonia, sometimes requiring hospitalization.

Amazon faces another NYC warehouse strike as dozens of workers have coronavirus
A postponement would also negatively impact Amazon third-party sellers, who participate in Prime Day sales. The company has yet to make an official announcement and declined to comment when approached by Reuters .

Pritzker also said the death toll should serve as a warning to those who do not obey his stay-at-home directive, which many governors across the country have enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19. The others were in counties surrounding Chicago: McHenry, Kane, Lake and Will. In China, a 10-month-old with the disease, died 4 weeks after being admitted to the Wuhan Children's Hospital, according to a March 18 report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In total, the state has almost 3,500 infections. And the number continues to grow, Pritzker said. The study found less than 6% of children were seriously ill. The state said 25,429 people had been tested as of Saturday afternoon.

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.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago raised questions in a Tuesday interview with Insider about the US's national strategic stockpile of personal protection equipment and ventilators.

Gov. Pritzker says if not everyone in IL is counted, the state stands to lose over $195 million per year in federal funds for each 1% the population is under-counted.