CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced the first death in Illinois of a person who tested positive for the coronavirus. The victim was a Chicago woman in her 60s who had an underlying health condition. The only additional information Pritzker released about the woman on Tuesday was that she was not a nursing home patient. The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 160 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, among them are 18 residents of a nursing home and four members of the facility’s staff. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. Older adults and people with existing health problems can develop more severe illness.

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