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Winnebago Co. adds 322 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 7.3%

The health department says 186,873 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the county.
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Published: May. 3, 2021 at 8:51 PM CDT
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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Health Department announced an additional 322 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths from over the weekend.

This brings the total number of cases to 30,759 as of Monday and the total deaths from COVID-19 is now 469. The seven-day positivity rate is now 7.3 percent.

The Winnebago County Health Department is also launching an online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Tool. A direct link to the online form can be found here. You can also access through the WCHD website. The health department says 186,873 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the county.

Rockford hospitals – Mercyhealth, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, and SwedishAmerican – are currently providing in-patient care for 97 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and persons suspected of being COVID-19 positive. This is an increase from Friday’s report of 62. A daily hospitalization number will be released again on Tuesday afternoon.

“Due to the rise in cases, we will being reporting hospitalization numbers Monday through Fridays,” the Winnebago County-Joint Information Center said.

For additional data, see the website: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics, according to the Winnebago County-Joint Information Center.

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