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Winnebago County reports more COVID-19 cases

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – There are now 163 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago County.

Friday’s total represents a 19-case increase from Thursday. It also includes another fatality. Nine people in Winnebago County have now died from complications relating to COVID-19, the respiratory disease cause by the novel coronavirus.

The Winnebago County Health Department continues to watch closely Alden Alma Nelson Manor, Anam Care, the Rockford Rescue Mission and River Bluff Nursing Home, after positive cases have been reported at each facility. An Anam Care resident with COVID-19 has died.

In Boone County, a woman her 60s was among 62 new COVID-related fatalities reported Friday. Boone County now has 26 confirmed cases and two fatalities.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters Friday that Illinois has not yet reached a peak in new COVID-19 cases, but the doubling rate continues to widen, indicating the curve is flattening, something that will weigh in his decision how an extension of the state’s stay-at-home order may look after April 30.


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