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COVID-19: Ogle County reports four new cases

Documented recoveries stay at 323

The Ogle County Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, July 28, totaling 374. Recoveries of documented cases stand at 323, with no new ones Tuesday.

The OCHD reported its fifth death in the county on July 10, its first since June 1. Ages and locations of the individuals are not being released to protect their privacy.

“Last week was more consistent or typical,” OCHD Public Administrator Kyle Auman said. “We are seeing a slight uptick. We had eight Monday and from the weekend. I think we’re going to see more with events taking place, we’re still seeing repercussions from the 4th of July.”

Auman believes the county is in an OK situation, but he believes the county will see cases creep up. He said he’s concerned for the future, especially with school slated to start in the fall.

“I’ve heard of graduation parties happening,” Auman said. “Group gatherings will start to impact our numbers. Those will hurt as they keep happening.”

The Illinois Department of Public Health site said Tuesday that there are 184 cases in the 61068 zip code that includes Rochelle, Creston and White Rock.

Stillman Valley’s zip code, 61084, has 13 cases in it according to the IDPH site. Byron’s zip code, 61010, has 44 cases. Davis Junction (61020) has 18 cases.

The zip codes that house Oregon (61061) and Mt. Morris (61054) have 30 and 25 cases, respectively.

Polo’s zip code, 61064, has 21 cases in it.

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