Sauk Valley reports 31 COVID-19 cases Monday

The Sauk Valley reported 31 new coronavirus cases Monday.

Whiteside County had 18 cases, with four younger than 20, three in their 20s, seven in their 30s, two in their 50s, and one each in their 60s and 70s, as well as three recoveries. Whiteside has had a total of 7,169 cases, 165 deaths and 6,084 recoveries.

Lee County had 11 new cases, with one 12 or younger, three in their 30s, two in their 40s, two in their 50s, and one each in their 60s and 70s. The county has had 3,843 cases and 70 deaths.

Carroll County had two new cases, and now totals 1,663 cases and 37 deaths.

Whiteside County has administered 34,909 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 15,637 people (28.11%) fully vaccinated. Lee County has had 21,869 doses, with 10,265 people (29.99%) fully vaccinated. Carroll County has administered 7,857 vaccine doses, with 3,755 people (26.24%) fully vaccinated. Ogle County has had 32,946 doses, with 14,931 people (29.32%) fully vaccinated.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties) has maintained a positivity rate below 8% for 108 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.6%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Monday is the 21st straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Lee County’s rate increased to 1.5%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 3.9%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Illinois announced 2,049 cases and 28 deaths Monday. The state has seen 1,341,777 cases and 22,047 deaths.

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.