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17 new coronavirus cases reported Monday as DeKalb County crosses the 800-case mark

The DeKalb County Health Department on Monday announced 17 new cases of the novel coronavirus as the total number of cases in the county crossed the 800-mark.

All the cases reported Monday were in residents under 60, including 10 under 30, and represent new cases identified over the past three days, as the DeKalb County Health Department no longer releases new data over the weekend.

Cases remained the same at the two longterm care facilities tracked by the county – with Pine Acres holding at 55 cases among residents and 26 among staff with 12 deaths. Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion remained with 35 cases among residents and 20 among staff, with five deaths.

Total cases in the county reached 804 on Monday. Among the new cases, two were in residents under 20, eight were in their 20s, three were in their 30s, three were in their 40s and one was in their 50s.

To date, there are 85 cases reported in residents under 20, 205 in residents in their 20s, 133 in their 30s, 106 in their 40s, 102 in their 50s, 58 in their 60s, 54 in their 70s and 61 over 80.

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.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 381 and 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, Earlville, 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 372 cases reported and 5,614 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP code (including Sycamore) had 111 cases and 2,324 tests. The 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) had 2,437 tests and 162 cases. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 40 cases and 515 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 72 cases and 844 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had 12 cases and 212 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had 15 cases and 289 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 172,655 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,416 people have died statewide. As of Monday, 2,542,134 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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