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**First Positive Coronavirus Case in Whiteside County** - In our efforts to help keep you informed, here is a current COVID-19 update (as of 3-15-20). Whiteside County has identified its first positive case of COVID-19. Please see the press release from the Whiteside County Health Department and CGH Medical Center.
In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 29 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois. Five additional counties are now reporting cases – Champaign, Clinton, Sangamon, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties. Other locations with cases include Chicago and Cook, Cumberland, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, St. Clair, and Woodford counties.
Currently, IDPH is reporting 93 cases in 13 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in all age ranges and the number of cases that do not have a clear connection to travel or a known COVID-19 case is increasing.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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