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Coronavirus

Sauk Valley reports 11 new coronavirus cases on Thursday

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The Sauk Valley area reported 11 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, with five in Whiteside, three in Lee, two in Carroll and one in Ogle counties.

Whiteside County had five new cases, with three people in their 50s, and two in their 60s and 80s, totaling 313 cases, 16 deaths and 224 recoveries.

Lee County had 3 new cases, a person in his or her 20s and two in their 30s and 50s, as well as three new recoveries, for a total of 134 cases, one death and 117 recoveries.

Ogle County had one new case for a total of 375 cases, five deaths and 347 recoveries.

Carroll County reported two more cases, people in their 20s and 60s, totaling 43 cases and three deaths.

Testing in the Sauk Valley includes 1,537 tests with 124 positives in the Sterling area, 870 tests with 61 positives in the Rock Falls area, and 2,715 tests with 118 positives in the Dixon area.

Illinois announced 1,772 new cases and 18 additional deaths, for a total of 176,896 cases including 7,478 deaths. The preliminary 7 day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 23 to July 29 is 3.8%.

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