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KANKAKEE — Kankakee County Health Department officials confirmed two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the county, bringing the county's total to 4 confirmed cases.

Officials said Monday afternoon two women tested positive, one in her 50s and one in her 40s. That is all the information they would release at this time.

Last Thursday, the county confirmed its first case of the virus as a man in his 70s who tested positive at Riverside Medical Center. He is currently self-quarantined.

The third confirmed case came Friday and was a woman in her 80s. Tested at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital, this case was related to the first case as the woman had contact with the first individual.

The Kankakee County Health Department is continuing to work closely with the Indiana Department of Public Health as well as both local hospitals to prevent further spread of the disease.

As more testing is being conducted, county officials say they expect to have a rise in the number of confirmed positive cases in the county.


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