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First coronavirus related death reported in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. (WREX) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first coronavirus related death in DeKalb County.

IDPH says it was a man in his 50s.

This death marks the fourth in the region. Winnebago, Carroll and Whiteside counties have also reported deaths.

DeKalb County is currently reporting 22 confirmed cases of the virus.

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