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Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in DeKalb County as fully vaccinated population increases

Health officials announced Wednesday three more residents in DeKalb County died due to COVID-19, and reported an increase of almost 75% in the number of residents who have been fully vaccinated.

A woman and a man in their 80s, as well as a man over 100 years old, were the deaths reported, bringing the total in the county to 97. Two of the deaths appear linked to long-term care facilities.

Three cases and two deaths were reported at DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There was also a case at Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center.

There were 19 total cases reported, bringing the total in the county up to 7,874.

The positivity rate in Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, rose slightly to 5.7%. DeKalb rose for the first time since Jan. 19, with a rate reported at 9.8% on Jan. 24 – the most recent day of data on the state site due to a 3-day lag.

Among the new cases, three were in residents 19 or younger, two were in their 20s, three were in their 30s, four in their 40s, three in their 50s and four in their 60s.

According to state data, 5,250 doses of the vaccine have been administered to DeKalb County residents either in the county or at another location, and 987 residents have been fully vaccinated – up 422 from yesterday, an increase of 74.7%.

By the numbers

There currently are five long-term care facilities in outbreak mode in DeKalb County.

DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb has reported 120 cases (68 in staff and 52 in residents with four deaths), Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb has reported 61 cases (30 in staff and 31 in residents with one death) and Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in DeKalb has reported 109 cases (46 in staff and 63 in residents with 10 deaths). Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich has reported eight cases (five in employees and three in residents). Pine Acres in DeKalb has 10 cases (five in staff and five in residents).

Some facilities are not designated long-term care by the county but are by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Opportunity House in Sycamore reported one new case, with 37 cases on the state website during the facility’s second documented outbreak, while Avancer Home in Genoa had 14 cases and one death as of Jan. 22, one more than the week before.

There have been 1,291 cases in DeKalb County residents 19 or younger, 1,836 in their 20s, 1,173 in their 30s, 1,121 in their 40s, 1,002 in their 50s, 689 in their 60s, 394 in their 70s and 368 in their 80s or older.

There have been 56 deaths reported in DeKalb County residents in their 80s or older, 16 in their 70s, 13 in their 60s, six in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s and one infant.

According to county data, DeKalb has seen between 3,366 and 3,370 cases. There are between 1,601 and 1,605 cases in Sycamore; 721 and 725 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site); 646 and 650 in Genoa; 351 and 356 cases in Cortland; 201 and 205 cases in Kirkland; 191 and 195 Hinckley; 181 and 185 in Kingston; 156 and 160 cases in Somonauk; 101 and 105 in Shabbona and Waterman; 91 and 95 in Malta; 56 and 60 in Maple Park; 16 and 20 in Clare; 11 and 15 in Earlville and Esmond; and six and 10 in Lee and Leland. Marengo and Rochelle each report between one and five cases.

The DeKalb County website only lists residents who live within county lines for a municipality, while the Illinois Department of Public Health website lists everyone within a certain ZIP code. Numbers also may vary because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code, including DeKalb, had 3,264 cases reported and 45,888 tests administered (a positivity rate of 7.1%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 1,608 cases and 17,451 tests (9.2%); the 60111 ZIP code, including Clare, reported 19 cases and 188 tests (10.1%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 344 cases and 3,535 tests (9.7%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 640 cases and 5,326 tests (12.2%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 173 cases and 1,446 tests (12%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 220 cases and 1,944 tests (11.3%); the 60150 ZIP code, including Malta, had 88 cases and 1,165 tests (7.6%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 276 cases and 2,745 tests (10.1%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 190 cases and 1,975 tests (9.6%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 1,098 cases and 10,666 tests (10.3%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 114 cases and 1,147 tests (10%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 98 cases and 1,086 tests (9%).

The IDPH reported 1,108,430 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 18,883 people have died statewide. There have been 15,553,319 tests performed.

In recovery and testing data released weekly on Fridays, the county has run 91,033 tests as of Jan. 22. There have been 6,751 recoveries and 915 active cases.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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