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Nine more test positive for coronavirus Sunday, counts rise for second day in DeKalb, Sandwich

The DeKalb County Health Department announced nine more residents have contracted the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of positive local cases to 327 to date.

For the second day in a row, counts rose in DeKalb and Sandwich. DeKalb is now reporting between 151 and 155 cases, while Sandwich increased to between 46 and 50 cases.

New cases include four in residents in their 20s, one in their 30s, one in their 50s, two in their 70s and one in a resident over 80. As of Friday, 126 residents are reported to have fully recovered, and the death toll remains at three. Two are from patients in the 50s and one in their 60s.

According to the information on the county site, Sycamore is at between 36 and 40 cases, Genoa has between 26 and 30 cases, and Cortland has 21 to 25 cases. Kingston and Hinckley are reported to have between six and 10 cases. Kirkland, Esmond, Malta, Maple Park, Shabbona, Somonauk and Waterman each report between one and 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 from state and health departments due to data lags. The state map began including the 60145 ZIP Code, which includes Kingston, and the 60146 ZIP code, which includes Kirkland. The 60145 code had six cases and 80 tests, while the 60146 had eight cases and 81 tests.

The 60135 ZIP code, which includes Genoa, has 26 confirmed cases and 290 tests administered. The 60115 ZIP code went up to 151 confirmed cases and 1,445 tests, while the 60178 ZIP code has 39 confirmed cases and 632 tests.

In total, IDPH reports 110,304 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 4,856 people have died statewide. As of Sunday, 747,921 tests have been performed. The site also listed recovery rate for the first time Saturday, which was calculated by recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases. It was at 92% remained at 92% on Sunday.

Including the new cases in DeKalb County, there have been 22 COVID-19 occurrences in residents younger than age 19, 81 in their 20s, 67 in their 30s, with 59 in their 40s, 54 in their 50s, 20 in their 60s, 18 in their 70s and six in residents over 80.

The positivity rate of tests in the county is 9.8%.

COVID-19 testing is being conducted at Northwestern Medicine health system hospitals and private lab facilities, including through Physicians Immediate Care and the Center for Family Health in Sycamore, which are prioritizing high-risk patients, first responders and health care workers and those experiencing severe symptoms.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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