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Winnebago Co. positivity rate now 7.5 percent with 77 new COVID-19 cases

A county in Illinois reaches warning level when the 7-day positivity rate among cases rises above 8 percent.
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Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 4:48 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Health Department announced an additional 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

This brings the total number of cases to 4,934 from 4,857 on Tuesday. The current seven-day rolling positivity rate is now 7.5 percent.

The total deaths stand at 152 deaths stemming from COVID-19. The health department also reported a 96.2 percent recovery rate.

The positivity rate among cases Monday was at 6.8 percent. It climbed Tuesday to 7.2 percent for the county.

A county in Illinois reaches warning level when the 7-day positivity rate among cases rises above 8 percent.

This comes two days after the Winnebago County Health Department called out Berean Baptist School in Rockford, CJ’s Public House and Toni’s of Winnebago in Winnebago for not following COVID-19 guidelines and were issued official notices of non compliance with a portion of the executive order.

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