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Winnebago Co. adds 79 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 4.7%

The health department says 202,556 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the county.
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Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 6:29 PM CDT
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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Health Department announced an additional 79 cases of COVID-19 and a death on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of cases to 31,503 as of Tuesday and the total deaths from COVID-19 is now 478. The seven-day positivity rate is now 4.7 percent. The health department says 202,556 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 44 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and persons suspected of being COVID-19 positive. This is a decrease from Monday’s number of 50. A daily hospitalization number will be released again on Tuesday afternoon.

A direct link to the Winnebago County Health Department online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Tool online form can be found here. You can also access through the WCHD website. For additional data, see the website.

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