The Winnebago County Health Department announced 9 new cases of Covid-19 and 7 additional deaths due to the coronavirus at a briefing Monday. Public Health Administrator Sandra Martell explained.
“Four were associated with a long-term facility and they were ages 71-95," she said. "And once again, as we look forward to our newfound freedom of getting out some more, we mourn and grieve the loss of our community residents that have contributed to the building of this community.”
Despite these numbers, the county’s positivity rate remains around 9 to 10%. This means that for every 100 area tests for COVID-19, 9 or 10 come back with an affirmative result.