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Update: 10 more coronavirus cases, 29 new recoveries in DeKalb County Friday

The DeKalb County Health Department reported 10 new cases on Friday with six of them in patients under 40.

As of Friday, of the 243 residents diagnosed with COVID-19, 97 of them have recovered, according to the county health department, as an additional 29 recoveries were announced.

Among the new cases reported, one was under 20, five were in their 20s, one was in their 30s, two were in their 60s and one was over 80.

The state of Illinois in total also performed over half a million COVID-19 tests as of Friday.

According to information released Friday by the department, the county has administered 2,389 tests, and the majority have come back negative, with 2,146 negative tests reported. The county has a population of nearly 105,000 per the 2010 Census.

According to the latest data on the site, DeKalb has between 96 and 100 cases, up from the 86-90 range it showed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Sandwich has between 31 and 35 cases. Sycamore has between 26 and 30 cases, Genoa has between 21 and 25 cases, and Cortland has between 16 and 20. 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 by ZIP code, while the county health department lists cases by municipality. The 60135 ZIP code, which includes Genoa, has 23 confirmed cases and 172 tests administered. The 60115 ZIP code went up to 88 cases and 872 tests, while the 60178 ZIP code has 29 confirmed cases and 392 tests.

Statewide, IDPH on Friday reported 90,369 cases and 4,058 deaths, as well as 538,502 tests performed.

Including the new cases in DeKalb County, there have been 13 COVID-19 occurrences in residents younger than age 19, 59 in their 20s, 51 in their 30s, with 46 in their 40s, 45 in their 50s, 13 in their 60s, 13 in their 70s and three in residents over 80.

The two deaths reported in the county were both men; one a resident in his 50s, announced April 6, and one in his 60s, announced Saturday.

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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