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Infant who tested positive for the coronavirus dies in USA

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An infant in Chicago who tested positive for the coronavirus has died, Illinois state health officials said Saturday.

The child was younger than a year old.

“There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the baby’s death.

Illinois currently has 3,491 coronavirus cases, with 47 deaths. More than 85 percent of the deaths are among people age 60 and over.

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