Whiteside County has identified its third laboratory confirmed positive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Local health officials are working closely with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), CGH Medical Centers where testing was conducted and the individual to identify and monitor contacts for signs of illness. The individual is an adult in their 90s. Further details about the individual will not be released to protect the privacy of the individual and their family.
Later on Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Carroll County. This is their first confirmed case.
Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) stresses that the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases is not an accurate representation of cases in Whiteside County.