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Coronavirus

13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in DeKalb County Wednesday

The DeKalb County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Tuesday as the total number of cases reached 902.
The DeKalb County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Tuesday as the total number of cases reached 902.

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The DeKalb County Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Wednesday, including eight in residents younger than 40.

For the third day in no new cases or deaths were reported in long-term care facilities in the county. Two new cases were reported in residents younger than 20, four in their 20s, two in their 30s, one in their 40s, three in their 50s and one older than 80.

The death toll in the county remains at 29.

To date, there are 99 cases in residents younger than 20, 231 in their 20s, 154 in their 30s, 127 in their 40s, 116 in their 50s, 68 in their 60s, 56 in their 70s and 64 older than 80.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 431 and 435 cases. There are 111 to 115 cases in Sycamore; 121 to 125 in Sandwich; 86 to 90 cases in Genoa; 46 to 50 cases in Cortland; 16 to 20 in Hinckley and Kingston; 11 to 15 in Kirkland, Somonauk and Malta; and six to 10 cases in Waterman. Esmond, Earlville, Shabbona; and Maple Park each report one to five cases.

The IDPH 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 419 cases reported and 6,424 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.5%). The 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 136 cases and 2,670 tests (5.1%). The 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 2,659 tests and 170 cases (6.4%). The 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 45 cases and 587 tests (7.7%). The 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 79 cases and 954 tests (8.3%), the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 14 cases and 243 tests (5.8%) and the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 17 cases and 329 tests (5.2%).

In total, IDPH reported 186,471 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,573 people have died statewide. As of Wednesday, 2,896,063 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%.

According to weekly data released by the county on Fridays, there are 619 total recoveries in the county according to the county data, with 188 residents still in the recovery period. In all, there have been 17,157 tests administered. The positivity rate countywide is at 4.9%.

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