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13 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate rises but remains under 5% as 80 more people recover

The DeKalb County Health Department on Friday announced 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus, while 80 more residents this week fully recovered from the viral respiratory disease.

The positivity rate rose this week to 4.9% (up from last week’s 4.46%) but remained under 5%.

The county also reported two new cases among residents at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, bringing the number of positive tests among residents there to 35. There remain 20 cases among staff members and five total deaths at the longterm care facility.

The county reports 787 confirmed cases total, and in data released Friday 567 out of the total cases have fully recovered. To date, there have been 15,955 tests run in the county with a positivity rate of 4.9%.

As of Friday, of the 15,955 tests performed on residents of DeKalb County, 15,168 have come back negative. Updated testing and recovery numbers are expected weekly.

Among the new cases Friday, there was one new case reported among residents under 20, five in their 20s, three in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s and two in their 60s.

In total there are 83 cases reported in residents under 20, 197 in residents in their 20s, 130 in their 30s, 103 in their 40s, 101 in their 50s, 58 in their 60s, 54 in their 70s and 61 over 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 381 to 385. There are 101 to 105 cases in Sycamore, 111 to 115 in Sandwich, 71 to 75 cases in Genoa, 36 to 40 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 in Kirkland, Somonauk, Kingston, Malta and Hinckley, and six to 10 cases in Waterman. Esmond, Rollo, Shabbona 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 364 cases reported and 5,468 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP code (including Sycamore) had 107 cases and 2,247 tests. The 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) had 2,382 tests and 159 cases. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 35 cases and 500 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 70 cases and 817 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had 10 cases and 197 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had 14 cases and 278 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 168,457 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,385 people have died statewide. As of Friday, 2,432,523 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%.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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