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DIXON – No new coronavirus cases have been reported in the Sauk Valley area, and officials are continuing to monitor the situation.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 250 new cases Tuesday, a total of 1,535 cases in 32 Illinois counties, with 16 deaths.

No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Lee or Ogle counties, and the count in Whiteside remains at one.

Local leaders are working with business owners to help during the governor’s stay-at-home order, and several organizations and volunteers are stepping up to help where needed, the Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team said Tuesday.

The Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street also launched a coronavirus preparedness website at

Whiteside County recently created the Whiteside County Coronavirus Response Hub, which has several resources online at

Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of KSB Hospital, said several companies have donated personal protective equipment masks for health care workers.

Supplies such as masks, gowns and gloves are in short supply nationwide, and hospitals and other care facilities are in need to keep staff protected and curb the spread.

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