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Webpage Last Updated: 07/08/2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread person-to-person. This is a rapidly changing situation. The Winnebago County Health Department, along with our local healthcare partners, local health departments in the region, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are monitoring the situation and working to protect the public’s health.

COVID-19 Data Update

(Data Last Updated - 07/08/2020)

Winnebago County:
  • Positive COVID-19 Cases: 3,115
  • Positivity Rate: 4.0
  • Deaths: 95
  • Recovery Rate: 96.1
Illinois:

Restore Illinois - Phase 4

As of June 26, Illinois is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. It is important to remember that COVID-19 is in our community and there are actions to take to protect yourself and those around you from the virus including social distancing and wearing a face covering when in public.

For additional information on Phase 4, Click Here.

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

      • Wear a face covering
      • Watch your distance, stay 6 ft. apart
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Click here to learn about managing risk of infection For COVID-19. One way to manage public health risks is to be aware of environmental factors. Click here to view a list of establishments in Winnebago County that are currently closed due to public health concerns identified by the Winnebago County Health Department.

 

Important Local Updates

  • On Wednesday, July 8, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 12 Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 3,115 cases in the county.
  • On Tuesday, July 7, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 2 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Tuesday, July 7, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 4 Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 3,099 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, June 29, WCHD introduced a new COVID-19 report that provides case count, positivity rate (7 day rolling average), recovery rate, and death count.
  • On Friday, June 26, Illinois entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Remember to wear a face covering, watch your distance, and wash your hands. For additional information on Phase 4, Click Here.

 

 Click Here For More Important Updates.

 

Illinois COVID-19 Hotline

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public:

      • 1(800) 889-3931
      • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For questions specific to Winnebago County, please call 1-815-319-6705 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For additional information, click here for a CDC fact sheet or go to the IDPH and CDC webpages on 2019 novel coronavirus:

 

CDC COVID-19 Information

See below for more detailed information directly from the CDC webpages on coronavirus.