An infant younger than a year has died due to COVID-19 in Chicago, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Saturday.
“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., in a press release.
The infant is the youngest case of COVID-19 in the U.S. reported so far.
The health department also reported 465 additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Sunday, including 13 new deaths.
The state of Illinois is reporting a total of 3,491 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths by Sunday, March 29th. It remains among the top 10 states with most number of COVID-19 cases.
On March 20th, Illinois governor issued a stay at home order which will remain in effect until April 7th.
Illinois Gov. Pritzker will give his daily briefing today at 2:30 p.m.