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Six new COVID-19 cases in DeKalb County, no new deaths

The DeKalb County Health Department on Thursday reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus as the total in the county reached 988.

There was one new case in a resident under 20, two in their 20s and one each in their 30s, 40s and 60s.

There were no new deaths reported as the total remained at 31 in the county. The county also didn’t report any new cases at any long-term care facilities.

In total, there are 111 cases in residents younger than 20, 255 in their 20s, 163 in their 30s, 136 in their 40s, 127 in their 50s, 74 in their 60s, 57 in their 70s and 65 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 456 and 460 cases. There are 141 to 145 cases in Sycamore; 121 to 125 in Sandwich; 91 to 95 cases in Genoa; 51 to 55 cases in Cortland; and 16 to 20 in Hinckley, Somonauk, Kirkland, Malta and Kingston; and 11 to 15 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 444 cases reported and 7,425 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.0%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 153 cases and 3,149 tests (4.9%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 2,846 tests and 183 cases (6.4%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 49 cases and 677 tests (7.2%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 87 cases and 1,094 tests (8.0%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 15 cases and 267 tests (5.6%) and the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 20 cases and 373 tests (5.4%).

In total, IDPH reported 200,427 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,696 people have died statewide. As of Thursday, 3,235,807 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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