Person in suburban Cook County (CHICAGO) tests positive for coronavirus

CHICAGO – A person in suburban Cook County has tested positive for the coronavirus, making them the third person in Illinois to have contracted the virus as it spreads around the globe.

The announcement was made Saturday in a joint statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health.

The patient has been “hospitalized in isolation,” the statement said. Health officials are currently in the process of tracking down people who may have come into contact with the patient, though health officials did not say exactly where the person was from.