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Slow down of COVID-19 cases in county continues with one new case Friday, 40 more recovered

The DeKalb County Health Department reported one new case of the novel coronavirus on Friday, just the 11th case of the week.

The department also reported 40 more cases have fully recovered as of Friday, bringing the total number of recoveries in the county to 370 out of the 588 positive cases total. To date,10,599 tests were administered in the county, with a positivity rate of 5.2%, down from 5.8% last week.

The death toll remains at 18, with the majority connected to Pine Acres, which reports 12 deaths, 55 cases in residents and 23 in staff. One of the three new cases reported Thursday was a resident at the facility.

The new case Friday was a resident in their 40s. In total, 48 residents younger than 20 have tested positive, 129 in their 20s, 103 in their 30s, 88 in their 40s, 74 in their 50s, 39 in their 60s, 37 in their 70s and 40 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 301 and 305 cases and there are between 66 to 70 cases in Sycamore, 56 to 60 in Sandwich, 41 to 45 cases in Genoa, 31 to 35 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 cases in Hinckley, and six to 10 cases in Kirkland Kingston and Somonauk. Esmond, Malta, Shabbona, Waterman 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 from state and health departments because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code (including DeKalb) had 296 (revised down one from Thursday) cases reported and 3,741 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP Code (including Sycamore) had 69 cases and 1,493 tests. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 29 cases and 343 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 39 cases and 549 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had seven cases and 131 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had nine cases and 190 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 140,291 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 6,847 people have died statewide. As of Friday, 1,490952 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. It remains at 94%.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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