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BREAKING: 4th person tests positive for novel coronavirus in Illinois

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TALKING WITH A WOMAN WHO WORKS AT NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SHE TELLS ME SHE GOT A TEXT MESSAGE FROM HOSPITAL OFFICIALS OVER THE WEEKEND TELLING HER NOT TO COME INTO WORK ON MONDAY

WHEN SHE READ FURTHER INTO THE MESSAGES, SHE SAID IT ALERTED HER TO LET HER KNOW SHE POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A PERSON HERE WHO HAS COVID-19 THIS IS A LOT FOR HER TO TAKE IN THIS MORNING THIS IS THE THIRD PERSON TO TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS THE PATIENT IS BEING TREATED HERE AT NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE POSITIVE TEST RESULT STILL HAVE TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE CDC, BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY PUT THAT PATIENT IN ISOLATION

TODAY HEALTH-CARE WORKERS WORKING TO TRACK DOWN PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE PATIENT, WHICH INCLUDES HOSPITAL STAFF WE SPOKE WITH A WOMAN WHO WORKS AT NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN THE FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT WHO GOES IN AND OUT OF THESE ROOMS ON A DAILY BASIS SHE TELLS ME THE HOSPITAL CENTER THE TEXT ALERT OVER THE WEEKEND TELLING HER SHE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY WORK RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE SHE MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH A PATIENT WHO IS SICK WITH THE VIRUS >> IT WAS LIKE A SHOCK IT WAS THREETS IN A ROW

AT THAT POINT, I WAS LIKE, OK, IT IS THE WEEKEND, WHO DO I CALL IF I'M CONCERNED? IT SEEMS LIKE THE VIRUS IS SPREADING SO FAST ALEXIS: STATE OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO REQUESTED THE CDC BRING IN A TEAM TO ILLINOIS SPECIFICALLY TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS TO HELP THEM WITH THE LATEST CASE OF COVID-19 AS FOR THE HEALTH CARE WORKER, SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO GO TO A TESTING FACILITY TO GET A SWAB AND GET HER TEMPERATURE TAKEN SO THEY CAN TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION, SPECIFICALLY AT

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