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36 new coronavirus cases reported in DeKalb County over the weekend

The DeKalb County Health Department on Monday announced 36 new cases of the novel coronavirus, accounting for three days worth of data as the department doesn’t report on weekends.

Total cases in the county rose to 964. There remained 30 deaths and no new cases were reported at any longterm care facilities Monday.

The new cases continued a trend of a prevalence of cases in residents under 40. Of the 36 new cases, 23 were in residents under 40. To date, 52.9% of the cases in the county are in residents under 40, compared to 45% statewide. There were seven new cases reported in residents under 20, 11 in their 20s, five in their 30s, four in their 40s, seven in their 50s, and one each in their 60s and 70s.

In total, there are 107 cases in residents younger than 20, 247 in their 20s, 160 in their 30s, 133 in their 40s, 126 in their 50s, 70 in their 60s, 57 in their 70s and 64 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 446 and 450 cases. There are 136 to 140 cases in Sycamore; 116 to 120 in Sandwich; 91 to 95 cases in Genoa; 51 to 55 cases in Cortland; 16 to 20 in Hinckley, Somonauk and Kingston; 11 to 15 in Kirkland and Malta; and six to 10 cases in Waterman. Esmond, Earlville, Shabbona 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 438 cases reported and 7,048 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.2%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 147 cases and 2,990 tests (4.9%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 2,784 tests and 180 cases (6.5%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 48 cases and 645 tests (7.4%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 87 cases and 1.057 tests (8.2%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 15 cases and 262 tests (5.7%) and the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 19 cases and 360 tests (5.3%).

In total, IDPH reported 195,399 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,637 people have died statewide. As of Monday, 3,106,341 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%.

According to the latest testing and recovery data released by the county each Friday, 18,972 tests have been run in the county as of Aug. 7, and 698 residents have fully recovered from the illness. The countywide positivity rate is 5.0%.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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