Sauk Valley reports two deaths, 61 new cases Tuesday

The Whiteside County Health Department announced a COVID-related death Tuesday involving a person in his or her 60s, as well as 16 new cases and 200 recoveries.

The new cases involve five people younger than 20, four in their 20s, three in their 40s, two in their 50s and two older than 80. The 442 active cases is the lowest number in the county since late October.

The Lee County Unified Leadership team reported a COVID-related death of a woman in her 50s. Lee County also announced 23 new cases Tuesday, four of which are from the Dixon prison, and 24 residents lifted off of isolation. The new cases involve two children 12 or younger, four teens, two people in their 20s, two in their 30s, five in their 40s, one in his or her 50s, one in his or her 60s and two in their 70s.

Ogle County had 22 new cases and 139 recoveries on Tuesday.

Carroll County did not update its stats Tuesday.

Whiteside County has had 5,240 cases, 4,650 recoveries and 134 deaths. Lee County has had 2,705 cases and 54 deaths. Ogle County has had 4,405 cases, 3,781 recoveries and 59 deaths. Carroll County has had 1,379 cases, 1,327 recoveries and 31 deaths.

Sterling has had 16,171 tests and 1,922 cases. Rock Falls has had 7,808 tests and 1,127 cases. Dixon has had 29,357 tests and 1,954 cases. Rochelle has had 9,450 tests and 1,432 cases.

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 9.1%. Currently, 28.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.1% 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 11.2%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 2.3%, Ogle County’s rate decreased to 10.8%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 8.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased six out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within this region, there are 51 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, and 249 ventilators out of 343 available.

Illinois on Tuesday announced 6,642 new cases and 117 deaths. There have been 1,040,168 cases and 17,743 deaths statewide.