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2 more test positive for COVID-19 in DeKalb County, says the Illinois Department of Public Health

SYCAMORE – Two more have tested positive for the coronavirus in DeKalb County, bringing the total up to eight as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Illinois Public Health Department.

The IDPH numbers do not elaborate on the ages or other information relative to two new cases.

The DeKalb County Health Department still reports only six cases in the county as of Sunday, said Lisa Gonzalez, public health administrator.

The county department only reports cases they receive by noon the day of reporting, so the county health department website no not reflect the most up-to-date numbers.

On Sunday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced a record number of daily numbers and new deaths for the state during governor J.B. Pritzker’s daily afternoon press conference, including 1,105 new cases of COVID-19, 18 more deaths, running the state of Illinois’ total to 4,596 confirmed cases, 65 deaths, and a total 27,762 tested.

Pritzker announced in his daily press briefing Saturday that an infant and a state employee were among those who passed away due to the coronavirus.

Saturday marked one week since Illinois’ stay at home order was put in place.

For a look at total number of COVID-19 cases statewide, check out this map which is updated daily with numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments in Shaw Media territory.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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