The counties of Madison and Monroe in Illinois each reported their first death 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 in total tested positive for COVID-19 in Monroe County at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wagner said.
The woman who died in Madison County is also in her 80s, according to an official from the county health department.
Sixty-six people in Madison County tested positive for the corona virus at 3:30 pm. Tuesday, according to online data. Sixteen of those people have recovered.