(Photo From Sue Rezin Website)

38th District State Senator Sue Rezin says word from the LaSalle County Health Department about the county surpassing COVID-19 reopening metrics is worrisome. She thinks that people not following the safety recommendations are part of the problem.

Rezin says a recent increase in new cases in Grundy County is also concerning. There was an expectation that the number of cases across the state could rise as things reopen. Rezin says people still need to be be careful and follow guidelines from public health officials.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health's web site, LaSalle County is only exceeding in one COVID-19 warning metric, which is new cases per 100,000 people. The county is at 63 new cases per 100,000 people, the target is less than fifty. The county's positivity rate is at 4.5%, well below the 8% target.

In Kendall County there are 48 new cases per 100,000 people and the test positivity rate is at 5%.

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