Confirmed COVID-19 case in Mattoon

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

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A positive case of coronavirus was reported in Mattoon, Illinois, WAND News reports. 

There have been confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Mattoon and East St. Louis. They are the closest confirmed cases to Carbondale.

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The patient was treated in the emergency room of Sarah Bush Lincoln hospital. The patient is now self-quarantined as a result of the tests, according to WAND News.


The patient lives in one of the 10 counties Sarah Bush Lincoln hospital provides service to. 

WAND News said the patient called ahead of time, so Sarah Bush Lincoln had time to prepare. The confirmed COVID-19 patient was not in contact with other patients in the hospital. 

Two women in St. Clair County, East St. Louis, were confirmed to have COVID-19. 

The state’s count of confirmed cases is now at 64, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a press conference Saturday. Pritzker also advised people of Illinois to stay indoors this weekend.

Staff reporter Jacob Lorenz can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @jtlorenz6.

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