One death, one new case in Whiteside County over the weekend

Whiteside County reported one death, and only one new case of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The death was a person in his or her 60s, while the new case developed in a person in his or her 80s.

Lee, Ogle and Carroll counties do not report over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,741 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths Sunday.

As of Sunday, IDPH reported a total of 12,459,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 9,908,489 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,466,081 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 35.05%. 
In Lee County, 32.11% of the population is fully vaccinated; in Ogle County, that number is 31.41%; and in Whiteside County, it’s %30.05%.

The 7-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties) has maintained a positivity rate below 8% for 114 days. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available. Sunday is the 27th straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, Lee County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 2.7%.

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

The state is set to move to the Bridge Phase on Friday.