Winnebago County reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Thursday, the Winnebago County Health Department announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. The county total now stands at 87 lives lost.

14 additional new confirmed cases were reported, bringing the county total to 2,947 cases. The recovery rate is at 94.6%

The county currently has 211 available medical beds out of 554. There are also 97 available ICU beds out of 169 in total.

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