13 new COVID-19 cases Sunday in Whiteside County

Whiteside County announced 13 new COVID-19 cases and five recoveries on Sunday. The new cases involve one person younger than 20, two in their 20s, one in his or her 40s, five in their 50s, three in their 60s and one in his or her 70s.

Lee, Ogle and Carroll counties did not report updated statistics on Sunday.

Whiteside County has had 5,217 cases, 4,638 recoveries and 133 deaths. Lee County has had 2,641 cases, 2,182 recoveries and 53 deaths. Ogle County has had 4,313 cases, 3,642 recoveries and 55 deaths. Carroll County has had 1,357 cases, 1,305 recoveries and 30 deaths.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.1%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.2% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 12.8%, Lee County’s rate increased slightly to 3.2%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 9.7%.

Finally, within this region, there are 34 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, and 255 ventilators out of 343 available.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 4,711 new cases Sunday as well as 81 deaths. There have been 1,028,750 cases and 17,574 deaths statewide.

Sterling has had 16,073 tests and 1,918 cases. Rock Falls has had 7,729 tests and 1,125 cases. Dixon has had 29,236 tests and 1,933 cases. Rochelle has had 9,388 tests and 1,410 cases.