A woman from Florida who had been visiting the Springfield area died of the coronavirus on Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 71. The woman was the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Sangamon County and becomes the first death in the area.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Health System, Dr. Raj Govindaiah, says that now more than ever we call on our community to take care of themselves and each other. Dr. Govindaiah, also stressed that we have to do what we can to protect those who are most vulnerable to the virus including older adults and people with compromised immune systems.
There are currently 3 cases in Sangamon County of COVID-19.