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Coronavirus

Will County teen did not die from coronavirus

Drive-by COVID-19 tests were performed in March at the Walmart store on Jefferson Street in Joliet.
Drive-by COVID-19 tests were performed in March at the Walmart store on Jefferson Street in Joliet.

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On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a male teen died due to novel coronavirus.

But as more information was reported, health officials determined the death was not due to COVID-19 and the data was adjusted, the Will County Health Department said Saturday.

This teen would have been the second to die in Will County from the virus. A female teen was reported to have died from the virus earlier this week.

The heath department also reported nine new deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Will County to 165.

The deaths include a female in her 50s, a female in her 60s, two males and two females in their 70s, a female in her 80s and one male and one female in their 90s.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is Will County was 2,830 as of Saturday afternoon, which is 191 more cases since the day before.

In all, 1,363 males in Will County have tested positive, along with 1,457 females.

The IDPH also reported 2,450 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and 105 additional deaths from the virus on Saturday.

In the past 24 hours, 15,208 tests were processed. A total of 299,896 tests had been performed in Illinois for the virus as of Saturday.

In total, 58,505 people in 97 Illinois counties have tested positive for the virus and 2,559 have died, according to IDPH.

The health department provides novel coronavirus information at willcountyhealth.org.

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