COVID-19 Data Update
Positive COVID-19 Case Counts: (Last Updated – 04/01/2020)
- Winnebago County: 24 (Including 1 fatal)
- Northern Illinois Rockford Region: 36
- The Northern Illinois Rockford Region includes: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties.
- Stay your butts home unless you ABSOLUTELY need to go out!
- On Wednesday, April 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that five Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 24 cases in the county.
- On Tuesday, March 31, the Winnebago County Health Department announced a Winnebago County resident has died from complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Winnebago County Health Department Announces First COVID-19 Death
WINNEBAGO COUNTY – The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is saddened to report that a Winnebago County resident in their 60s has died from complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The WinnebagoCounty Health Department previously announced that this resident had tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the resident is not being released to protect the privacy of the family.
The resident’s family would like the community to know that “He was a husband, a son, a brother, and a friend.”
“I want to express my deepest sympathy for the family and loved ones of the resident.
Those working on this response and throughout our community feel for your family as well as the families of everyone who has been affected by this disease,” says Dr. Sandra Martell, Public Health Administrator. “The health and safety of those in our community is our top priority. We will continue working together to care for the patients, protect the safety of health care workers and first responders, and protect the people in our community.”
COVID-19 continues to spread in Winnebago County.
The community needs everyone to stay put and stay home to prevent exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
The public can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:
● STAY CALM: You are not alone in this, your community is here to support you. Talk to your friends and family
and let them know if you are having concerns.
● STAY APART: Keep at least 6 feet away from others including while shopping. Avoid the lines by taking advantage
of pick-up and delivery services for groceries and other goods.
● STAY PUT: Stay home, and only go out when essential (buying groceries, pick-up medicine, ect).
● Practicing the 3Cs: (Clean, Cover, Contain) by cleaning hands often, covering coughs, and staying home when
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), call your healthcare provider, urgent care clinic or the emergency department BEFORE you visit.
For more information on COVID-19:
Go to the Winnebago County Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
For general questions about COVID-19, call:
● IIllinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931
● For question specific to Winnebago County, call the Winnebago County Health Department hotline at
Source: Winnebago County Health Department
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