First case of COVID-19 announced in Whiteside County

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region on Sunday.

One case involves a resident in Winnebago County, and the other case involves a resident in Whiteside County.

Winnebago County reports a resident in their 60s tested positive for COVID-19. The individual had no known exposure through travel, nor did they have contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. This suggests community transmission. However, the disease investigation is ongoing.

Whiteside County reports a resident in their 40s tested positive for COVID-19. The individual had no known exposure through travel, nor did they have contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The disease investigation is ongoing.

Both cases were tested based on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 criteria. The individuals are both isolated at home and recovering.

Public health officials are identifying individuals who were in contact with these cases to determine risk of exposure for monitoring.

More information about COVID-19 is available here and here.

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