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2 Illinois counties in St. Louis area report first coronavirus deaths

2 Illinois counties in St. Louis area report first coronavirus deaths

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Madison and Monroe counties in Illinois each reported their first deaths from coronavirus Tuesday.

The man who died in Monroe County was in his 80s and tested positive about a week and a half ago, said Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner.

Eighteen total people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Monroe County as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wagner said. 

The woman who died in Madison County was also in her 80s, according to an official from the county health department.

Sixty-six people in Madison County had tested positive for coronavirus as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to online data. Sixteen of those people have recovered. 

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