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Winnebago County announces another COVID-19 case, total up to 7

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) — Winnebago County health officials say they have recorded another positive case of COVID-19, a resident in their 20s.

This brings the total number of cases to 7.

The cases range from residents in their teens to their 60s.

The Winnebago County Health Department says it expects more cases in the county, and is urging the public to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Health officials are also offering advice for what to do to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Take care of yourself: eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs. Find ways to reduce stress, like taking deep breaths, stretching or meditating.
  • Stay connected: Use the phone and other ways of communicating remotely to connect with others.
  • Get the facts: Sharing facts about COVID-19 can help you understand the risk and feel less stressed. Get your facts from reliable sources, including the health department, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Take breaks: Limit how much you watch or read about COVID-19. Repeatedly hearing about the pandemic can be upsetting. Step away from the coverage and do activities you enjoy.

Audrey Moon

Audrey is the news director at 13 WREX. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and joined the team at 13 WREX in 2014.

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