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Sauk Valley COVID-19 cases low across week

Coronavirus cases have decreased across the week throughout the Sauk Valley.

Whiteside County had 12 cases during the last 7 days, according to the most recent information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 data tracker Monday. There were 26 cases the week prior.

The positivity rate for the last 7 days dropped to 0.83% from 1.14% and the case rate is 21.75 per 100,000 people. There were two hospitalizations compared to one last week.

Lee County saw 12 cases compared to 16 cases the previous week and is at a 0.85% positivity rate, from 0.88%. The case rate is 43.99 per 100,000 people, and there was one new hospitalization.

Ogle County had 13 cases across the week compared to 15 the week before with a positivity rate of 1.87%, from 1.54%,. The case rate is 27.64 per 100,000 people, and there was one new hospitalization.

Carroll County reported less than 10 cases, and a positivity rate of 0.83%, from 0.71%.

All Sauk Valley counties are listed as low risk for transmission.

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 1.5%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 21 total COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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