Disaster Proclamation issued after first confirmed COVID-19 case within DuPage County

Amelia Carlson, News Editor

During a press conference on Sunday in Wheaton, health officials confirmed the first COVID-19 case within DuPage county. The patient is a woman in her 60s and resides in Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook. She is hospitalized under stable conditions.

DuPage County Health Executive Director Karen Ayala explained at the press conference that the woman has not traveled or had contact with anyone with the COVID-19 case.

In response to the confirmed case, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin will issue a disaster proclamation, which will be in effect Monday.

The proclamation will align itself with the state’s disaster declaration. It will assist in providing aid and resources.

The number of confirmed cases in Illinois is 66. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, a fever of 100.4 degrees or above, and shortness of breath.