Sauk Valley sees slight decrease across week for COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases are slightly down across the area, with all but Whiteside County seeing fewer numbers.

As of Saturday, Whiteside County had 1,118 cases during the last 7 days, according to the most recent information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 data tracker. There were 1,036 cases the week prior.

The positivity rate for the last 7 days decreased to 20.05% from 24.25% and the case rate is 2,026.28 per 100,000 people. There were also 23 hospitalizations.

Lee County saw 533 cases compared to 688 cases the previous week and is at a 15.15% positivity rate, down from 23.11%. The case rate is 1,563.23 per 100,000 people, and there were nine new hospitalizations.

All counties are at high risk for transmission.

Ogle County had 863 cases across the week compared to 881 the week before with a positivity rate of 19.14%, down from 22.58%,. The case rate is 1,704.09 per 100,000 people, and there were six new hospital admissions.

Carroll County had 191 cases compared to 209 cases the prior week, a positivity rate of 22.38%, up from 12.4%, and a case rate of 1,335.2 per 100,000 people.

Whiteside County has administered 67,973 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 27,785 people (49.95%) fully vaccinated. Lee County has had 48,241 doses, with 19,403 people (56.7%) fully vaccinated. Carroll County has administered 15,969 vaccine doses, with 6,625 people (45.29%) fully vaccinated. Ogle County has had 68,823 doses, with 27,659 people (54.32%) fully vaccinated.

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 20.1%.

Currently, 7% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 277 total COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

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