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     March 23, 2020      #16-83 KDJ
 

3rd person tests positive for coronavirus 

Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County Health Department officials confirmed Monday afternoon that a third person has tested positive for coronavirus in the county. Additional details have not yet been released. 

Last Thursday, the county confirmed its first case of the virus. A man in his 70s testing positive at Riverside Medical Center. He is currently self-quarantined.

Last Friday, a woman in her 80s tested positive. This case is related to the first case as the woman had contact with the first individual.

The second case was tested at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital.

The Kankakee County Health Department is continuing to work closely with the Indiana Department of Public Health as well as both local hospitals o prevent further spread of the disease.

As more testing is being conducted, county officials say they expect to have a rise in the number of confirmed positive cases in the county.

This report will be updated as more information on the third case becomes available.

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