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The Lee County Unified Leadership Team is cautioning people who attended a wedding in Amboy September 19 and those who visited the Sublette Saloon September 19 or 20 of a potential COVID-19 exposure.

The health department is urging people to not gather in large groups without social distancing or a face mask.

People concerned about potential exposure can call the health department at 815-441-1372.

Lee County announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with an additional recovery.

Whiteside County had 11 new cases Saturday, involving three people in their 20s, three in their 40s, two in their 30s, one in their 50s, one in their 60s and one over 80.

Carroll and Ogle counties did not report updated stats on Saturday.

Whiteside County has had 755 cases and 20 COVID-related deaths. Lee County has had 359 cases, 281 recoveries and one death. Ogle County has had 705 cases and six deaths. Carroll County has had 229 cases, 202 recoveries and five deaths.

Illinois on Saturday announced 2,441 new cases and 25 additional deaths. The state has seen 283,885 cases and 8,563 deaths.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 7.7%, the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

If Region 1 hits 8% positive for three consecutive days, IDPH will put the region on additional mitigations.

Sterling has had 3,603 tests and 271 positive cases. Rock Falls has had 1,934 tests and 135 cases. Dixon has had 5,102 tests and 266 cases. Rochelle has had 3,476 tests and 347 cases.

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