Lee County Announces its First Death from COVID-19

LEE COUNTY — The Unified Executive Leadership team is saddened to report the first COVID-19 related death in a Lee County resident. This individual was a resident of Jack Mabley Center and had recently been hospitalized and receiving comfort care. The resident was in his or her late 50’s and had underlying health conditions. The Unified Executive Leadership Team offers its sincere condolences to this individual’s family, friends and the staff of Jack Mabley Center.

Today, IDPH reported 4,104 new cases in Illinois for a total of 83,021 in 98 Illinois counties.

With 144 additional deaths announced today, the state death toll has risen to 3,601.

There was one more positive test in Lee County late yesterday and 3 today; a person in his or her 60’s, a person in his or her 40’s; a person in his or her 20’s and a person in his or her late teens. One of these individuals is a resident of Jack Mabley Center. The total for Lee County is now 74. Of these, 42 are residents of Jack Mabley Center and 9 are staff.  The number of positives in residents reflects the fact that the center tested all residents, even those who did not have symptoms. Positives were identified that may not have been without testing. The remaining test results for residents have been received and are negative. 18 of the 74 cases in Lee County have recovered and been lifted off isolation.