April 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Madison County announces multiple coronavirus deaths
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials are reporting on Thursday that three additional lives were lost from COVID-19.
“It is with a sad heart that we make this announcement today,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. “We will pray for their families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.”
Health Department Director Toni Corona said the three individuals who died were a female in her 60s, a female in her 70s and male in his 60s.
Madison County is reporting 149 confirmed cases, including the five deaths. The county reported its first death on April 7.
Corona said it’s vital at this point for residents to continue to adhere to the stay-at-home order. She emphasized the importance of only going out for out essential services and only when absolutely necessary.
She said when you have to go out, continue to practice healthy hygiene, including washing hands, follow social distancing, and wear a mask.
For the latest information on COVID-19 or coronavirus resources, visit the Madison County Health Department online at www.madisonchd.org or on Facebook @MadisonCHD. Also visit www.co.madison.il.us for more news and a daily update or on Facebook @MadisonCountyIL.
On Wednesday Madison County Health Department introduced its COVID-19 Dashboard. Visit https://gisportal.co.madison.il.us/portal/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0L5-KSGRW3cg6_cGV2Kz0nA4VKeUtttxfoT-raTLrX6_y69x3DH-l-5VM#/c2a8d5f6752f498286bfc31252ecee1b to learn more.