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9 more coronavirus cases in DeKalb County Tuesday

The DeKalb County Health Department Tuesday reported nine new cases of the novel coronavirus in the county.

The death toll remains at 32 countywide, and no new cases were reported in longterm care facilities. DeKalb’s Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center was removed from the website on Monday, as it’s not considered an active outbreak anymore after no new cases were reported since July 22.

Of the new cases, three were in residents under 20, and one each was reported in residents in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and over 80.

In total, there are 118 cases in residents younger than 20, 269 in their 20s, 169 in their 30s, 139 in their 40s, 134 in their 50s, 77 in their 60s, 59 in their 70s and 66 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 471 and 475 cases. There are 151 to 155 cases in Sycamore; 126 to 130 in Sandwich; 96 to 100 cases in Genoa; 56 to 60 cases in Cortland; 21 to 25 cases in Hinckley, 16 to 20 in Somonauk, Kirkland, Malta and Kingston; 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 461 cases reported and 7,872 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.9%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 158 cases and 3,396 tests (4.7%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 2,969 tests and 191 cases (6.4%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 54 cases and 727 tests (7.4%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 89 cases and 1,166 tests (7.6%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 16 cases and 293 tests (5.5%) and the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 24 cases and 404 tests (5.9%).

In total, IDPH reported 209,594 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,782 people have died statewide. As of Tuesday, 3,439,272 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 county data released weekly on Aug. 14, there have been 755 recoveries, with 240 cases in the recovery period, according to the health department. There have also been 20,904 tests run for a countywide positivity rate of 4.8%, down from 5.0% last week.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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