Lee, Whiteside and Ogle counties remain at high risk for coronavirus spread, and Whiteside County saw an increase in cases across the week.
Whiteside County had 195 cases during the past 7 days, according to the most recent information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 data tracker Monday. There were 159 cases the week before.
The positivity rate for the last 7 days is at 10.88% from 10.02%, and the case rate is 353.42 per 100,000 people. There were nine new hospitalizations.
Lee County had 90 cases, compared with 119 cases the week prior and is at a 12.54% positivity rate, from 13.57%. The case rate is 263.96 per 100,000 people, and there were five new hospitalizations.
Ogle County had 102 cases across the week compared with 133, with a positivity rate of 14.55%, from 12.61%. The case rate is 201.41 per 100,000 people, and there were eight new hospitalizations.
Carroll County reported 14 cases, compared with 23 the previous week, and a positivity rate of 13.33%, from 12%.
Carroll County remains at medium risk of community spread.
In high transmission areas, residents should wear a mask while in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status, avoid crowded indoor settings and stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, according to the CDC.
The CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors to protect those at high risk for severe illness from a COVID-19 infection including adults older than 50, those with underlying medical conditions and the immunocompromised; socializing outdoors if possible and avoiding poorly ventilated indoor settings; getting tested before attending a family or public event; contacting your doctor to get treatment for COVID-19 if you are diagnosed and getting any COVID-19 vaccine boosters that you are eligible for.