Winnebago County Announces First Death Associated With COVID-19

Note: this case is not yet reflected in the IDPH numbers.

The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting a death related to COVID-19. County Health Director Sandra Martell says the identity of the man is not being released, but he was in his 60s.  

“We would like to share a statement from the family. He was a husband, a son, a brother, and a friend,” Martell said. “And I would like to add a member of our community.”

No additional details are being released. The individual had earlier tested positive and was a known case in the county.