County confirms 4th death


This image provided by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A fourth resident has died from COVID-19. The person was a resident at Charleston Rehab and Healthcare. The county health department was notified Thursday of five additional positive tests.

The county’s total figures, as of Thursday, are as follow:

  • 69 positive cases
  • 2 hospitalizations
  • 22 recoveries
  • 4 deceased
  • 41 recovering

40 of the confirmed cases are associated with Charleston Rehab and Healthcare not all of whom are residents of the county.

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