Tazewell County resident tests positive for coronavirus

The Tazewell County Health Department says the first case in the county is a man in his 70s. (Facebook/Tazewell County Health Department)

 

By Neil Doyle

TAZEWELL COUNTY – Health officials are reporting the first case of coronavirus in Tazewell County.

The Tazewell County Health Department says the patient is a man in his 70s.  His exposure is not related to a confirmed case or travel, according to the health department.  He is currently hospitalized in isolation.

Tazewell County Health officials are working closely with Peoria and Woodford Counties, as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health for investigating and notifying any individuals who may have had exposure to the individual who tested positive.

Meanwhile, the IDPH on Wednesday announced 330 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,865.  There were also three more deaths, now 19 in the state.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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