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Three new cases of coronavirus reported in the county Tuesday

The DeKalb County Health Department reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 550.

The death toll remains at 18, with the majority connected to Pine Acres, which reports 12 deaths, 54 cases in residents and 23 in staff.

Two of the new cases were in residents in their 40s and one in their 60s.

DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center still reports three cases, and Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center has two. Both long-term care facilities are reporting cases among staff and not residents. It’s unknown whether any recoveries are linked to long-term care facilities.

In total in the county, 47 residents younger than 19 have tested positive, 128 in their 20s, 102 in their 30s, 86 in their 40s, 72 in their 50s, 39 in their 60s, 37 in their 70s and 39 older than 80.

According to the county, there are between 296 and 300 cases reported in DeKalb, 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 Kingston and Somonauk. Kirkland, 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 294 cases reported and 3,539 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP Code (including Sycamore) had 66 cases and 1,426 tests. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 28 cases and 331 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 39 cases and 528 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had seven cases and 122 tests, and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had nine cases and 172 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 137,825 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 6,701 people have died statewide. As of Monday, 1,399,510 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%.

According to information released Friday, 330 residents countywide have fully recovered from the viral respiratory disease as of Friday, New recovery numbers are expected at the end of the week. As of Friday, out of the total 9,198 test performed on DeKalb County residents, 8,662 tests came back negative for a positivity rate of 5.8%.

DeKalb County is now expected to enter Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan on Friday. Criteria needed to move forward includes on-contact tracing – how health care professionals track who a COVID-19 positive patient may have exposed and when – and testing capabilities.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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