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DeKalb County coronavirus cases climb past 1,500 as 58 new cases reported Monday

The DeKalb County Health Department on Monday announced 58 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the weekend, an average of more than 19 new cases per day.

The cases reported represent the number of cases identified by the DeKalb County Health Department from noon Friday through noon Monday.

Just one of those cases is linked to a long-term care facility, with a resident at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich who tested positive. To date, Willow Crest reports 41 residents and 66 total cases of the viral respiratory disease. DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center remained at seven cases and Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center remained at six.

The death toll remained at 38 in the county (the latest reported Friday was a baby, younger than 1 year old) as the total case count rose to 1,521.

Of the new cases countywide, 19 were in residents under 20, 17 were in their 20s, eight were in their 40s, four were in their 50s, six were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, and one was 80 or older.

In total, 24 cases have been reported among residents younger than 20, 461 in their 20s, 207 in their 30s, 187 in their 40s, 170 in their 50s, 100 in their 60s, 71 in their 70s and 83 in their 84s or older.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 751 to 755 cases. There are 196 to 200 cases in Sycamore; 156 to 160 in Sandwich; 116 to 120 cases in Genoa; 66 to 70 cases in Cortland; 31 to 35 in Hinckley; 26 to 30 in Kingston and Hinckley; 21 to 25 cases in Kirkland and Malta; 16 to 20 in Somonauk; 11 to 15 in Waterman; and six to 10 in Shabbona and Maple Park. Esmond, Leland and Earlville each report one to five cases.

Cases listed on the county site are for those only occurring within the county; for instance the Earlville numbers only count Earlville residents who reside in DeKalb County.

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 743 cases reported and 13,026 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.7%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 206 cases and 5,187 tests (3.97%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,821 tests and 227 cases (5.9%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 72 cases and 1,176 tests (6.1%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 120 cases and 1,779 tests (6.7%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 26 cases and 455 tests (5.7%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 31 cases and 623 tests (5.0%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 30 cases and 649 tests (4.6%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 11 cases and 570 tests (1.9%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 40 cases and 900 tests (4.4%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 13 cases and 376 tests (3.4%).

In total, IDPH reported 275,735 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,457 people have died statewide. The number of tests performed rose to 5,143,387. 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 96%.

According to weekly testing and recovery data released Friday, after reaching an 8.4% positivity rate last week that resulted in the county being placed into a warning by IDPH, the rate dropped to 5.4%. DeKalb was removed from the warning level on Friday. There were 77 new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,037 recoveries among the 1,463 confirmed cases. As of Friday, there have been 32,186 COVID-19 tests run on DeKalb County residents.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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