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Update: DeKalb County COVID-19 cases exceed 1,100 as 22 more, including 3 at NIU, reported

The DeKalb County Health Department on Tuesday reported 22 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing the number of residents with the virus to 1,102.

Three of the new cases were linked to Northern Illinois University, according to the NIU COVID-19 report.

The death toll remained at 33, with no new cases or deaths linked to long-term care facilities. Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich remains the only long-term care facility still in outbreak mode, according to the health department, with 57 cases linked to the facility and 12 deaths in residents.

NIU reported three new cases on Monday, all in students. There have now been six reported cases at the school, five in students and one in staff less than a week after students returned to campus with reports of large gatherings over the weekend.

The 22 new cases Tuesday were more than the 20 reported over the past three days combined. Of the new cases, five were under 20, nine were in their 20s, two were in their 30s, one was in their 40s, two were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, and one was in their 70s.

In total, there have been 135 cases reported in residents younger than 20, 291 in their 20s, 176 in their 30s, 147 in their 40s, 139 in their 50s, 85 in their 60s, 60 in their 70s and 69 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 506 to 510 cases (up 15 from Monday). There are 161 to 165 cases in Sycamore; 136 to 140 in Sandwich; 96 to 100 cases in Genoa; 56 to 60 cases in Cortland; 21 to 25 cases in Hinckley, 16 to 20 in Somonauk, Kirkland, Malta and Kingston; 11 to 15 in Waterman; and six to 10 in Shabbona. Esmond, Earlville 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 492 cases reported and 8,555 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.8%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 171 cases and 3,748 tests (4.6%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,158 tests and 201 cases (6.4%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 57 cases and 805 tests (7.1%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 89 cases and 1,291 tests (6.9%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 19 cases and 320 tests (5.9%) and the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 25 cases and 445 tests (5.6%).

In total, IDPH reported 223,470 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,917 people have died statewide. As of Tuesday, 3,781,050 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%.

Updated recovery and testing data reported Friday shows 794 residents have fully recovered and 653 more tests were administered locally last week. As of Friday, 21,557 COVID-19 tests have come out negative in DeKalb County, for a positivity rate of 4.68%.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the total number of cases Tuesday, which is at 22. The Daily Chronicle regrets the error.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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