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21 new cases of COVID-19 in DeKalb County Monday, majority in their 30s or younger

The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting 21 more cases of COVID-19 locally Monday which represent new positive tests recorded Saturday through Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 674.

The state of Illinois also reached a threshold Monday, reporting more than two million COVID-19 tests performed statewide.

One of the new cases locally is an employee of Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. No other cases announced Monday were linked to any longterm care facilities in the county, and no new deaths were reported.

New cases include one in a resident 19 or younger, five in their 20s, nine in their 30s, three in their 40s, two in their 50s, and one in their 60s.

As of Friday, 430 out of the 674 cases have fully recovered, and of the 13,519 tests performed on residents, 12,866 have come back negative. The positivity rate is now at 4.8%, down from a 5.2% a week ago and 5.8% two weeks ago.

Residents in their 30s and younger continue represent the highest number of cases in the county.

In total, DeKalb County has recorded 66 cases in residents 19 or younger, 163 in their 20s, 118 in their 30s, 97 in their 40s, 87 in their 50s, 44 in their 60s, 43 in their 70s, and 56 in people older than 80.

The death toll in the county remains at 20, as no new deaths were announced Monday, and includes one in their 40s, three in their 50s, two each in their 60s and 70s, and 12 in their 80s. More than half of the deaths accounted for are connected to Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, which has had 12 deaths.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 336 and 340 cases (up from Friday) and there are 91 to 95 cases in Sycamore, 81 to 85 in Sandwich, 61 to 65 cases in Genoa (up from Friday), 36 to 40 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 in Hinckley and Kirkland and six to 10 cases in Kingston and Somonauk. Esmond, Malta, 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 323 cases reported and 4,895 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP code (including Sycamore) had 81 cases and 1,977 tests. The 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) had 1,937 tests and 137 cases. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 32 cases and 446 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 61 (down three from Thursday) cases and 716 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had nine cases and 170 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had 11 cases and 241 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 154,799 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,193 people have died statewide. As of Monday, 2,012,994 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. It remains at 94%.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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