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16 new coronavirus cases reported by DeKalb County Health Department Wednesday

The DeKalb County Health Department on Wednesday reported 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total in the county to 1,326.

No new cases were reported at either longterm care facility and the overall death count remained at 36. DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb remained at five cases and Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich remained at 59.

Genoa-Kingston District 424 officials announced on Wednesday that the high school had a positive test on Tuesday, the first positive test reported since school reopened Aug. 31.

Of the new cases, four were in residents under 20, nine were in their 20s, and one each was in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

In total, there have been reported 191 cases among residents younger than 20, 407 in their 20s, 192 in their 30s, 160 in their 40s, 152 in their 50s, 86 in their 60s, 66 in their 70s and 72 in their 80s or older.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 661 to 665 cases. There are 176 to 180 cases in Sycamore; 146 to 150 in Sandwich; 106 to 110 cases in Genoa; 61 to 65 cases in Cortland; 26 to 30 in Kingston and Hinckley; 21 to 25 cases in Kirkland and Malta; 16 to 20 in Somonauk; 11 to 15 in Waterman; and six to 10 in Shabbona. Esmond, Earlville and Maple Park each report one to five cases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health lists cases and tests performed by ZIP code, while the county health department lists cases by municipality. Numbers vary between state and health departments because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code, including DeKalb, had 639 cases reported and 10,420 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.1%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 183 cases and 4,475 tests (4.1%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,477 tests and 213 cases (6.1%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 63 cases and 990 tests (6.4%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 102 cases and 1,553 tests (6.4%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 26 cases and 402 tests (6.5%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 28 cases and 547 tests (5.1%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 25 cases and 590 tests (4.2%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had seven cases and 530 tests (1.3%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 32 cases and 766 tests (4.2%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had nine cases and 315 tests (2.9%).

In total, IDPH reported 253,690 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,214 people have died statewide. The number of tests performed rose to 4,526,739. 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 96%.

In the weekly testing and recovery data reported on Fridays by the county, 101 more residents fully recovered, bringing the total to 923 recoveries to date. The county reported running 25,747 tests for a positivity rate of 4.8%. The positivity rate based on the Illinois Department of Public Health website is 5.3%.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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