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2 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Winnebago County, brings total up to 3

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Posted by WREX-TV on Friday, March 20, 2020

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) — The Illinois Department of Health confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago County, bringing the total up to 3.

The announcement came Friday afternoon.

The two new cases brings the total of cases in Winnebago County up to 3. Both of those people are from the City of Rockford, according to Dr. Sandra Martell. One person is in their 30s while the other is in their 40s. Dr. Martell says both new cases were community spread.

The county confirmed the first case on Mar. 15. The health department says that individual had no known exposure through travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, suggesting community transmission, but the disease investigation is ongoing.

In total, 162 people from Winnebago County have been tested. As of Friday afternoon, 3 tests came back positive, 42 tests came back negative and 117 cases are still pending.

There are no other new cases in the Stateline, according to IDPH.

This article will continue to be updated.

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