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11 new COVID-19 cases in DeKalb County on Thursday, including a resident of Willow Crest

The DeKalb County Health Department on Thursday announced 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including one more case among a resident at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion.

The patient was the 34th resident at Willow Crest to contract the virus along with 20 members of the staff. There have been five deaths linked to the disease at the longterm care facility. Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center remained at 81 cases and 12 deaths as the death toll remained at 24 in the county.

As the total in the county rose to 774 cases, there was one new case reported among residents under 20, three in their 20s and 50s, and two each in their 60s and 70s. In total there are 81 cases reported in residents under 20, 189 in residents in their 20s, 127 in their 30s, 102 in their 40s, 97 in their 50s, 54 in their 60s, 52 in their 70s and 61 over 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 371 and 375 cases (up from Wednesday). There are 96 to 100 cases in Sycamore, 106 to 110 in Sandwich, 71 to 75 cases in Genoa, 36 to 40 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 in Somonauk, Kingston, Malta and Hinckley, and six to 10 cases in Kirkland. Esmond, Rollo, Shabbona, Waterman and Maple Park each report one to five cases.

The IDPH lists cases and tests performed by ZIP code, while the county health department lists cases by municipality. Numbers vary from state and health departments because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code (including DeKalb) had 362 cases reported and 5,377 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP code (including Sycamore) crossed over the 100-case mark with104 cases and 2,226 tests. The 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) had 2,360 tests and 157 cases. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 35 cases and 490 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 69 cases and 808 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had 10 cases and 196 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had 14 cases and 274 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 166,925 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,367 people have died statewide. As of Thursday, 2,388,193 tests have been performed. The site also lists statewide recovery rates, calculated by recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and dead cases. The statewide recovery remained at 95%.

As of Friday, of the 16,017 tests performed on residents of DeKalb County, 15,303 have come back negative, and 487 of the 763 have fully recovered as of Friday. Updated testing and recovery numbers are expected weekly. This information is expected to be updated Friday.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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