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Coronavirus

DeKalb County cases climb past 1,300 as 71 more cases reported Tuesday after holiday weekend

The county health department identified 18 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,195. There were five new cases in residents under 20, 11 in their 20s, one in their 40s and one in their 50s.
The county health department identified 18 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,195. There were five new cases in residents under 20, 11 in their 20s, one in their 40s and one in their 50s.

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Local coronavirus cases exceeded 1,300 Tuesday, as the DeKalb County Health Department reported 71 new cases of the novel coronavirus, representing four days' worth of data and an average of almost 18 new cases a day over the Labor Day weekend.

DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reported two new cases in staff members, bringing the total number of cases to five, including one in a resident. The death toll in DeKalb County remained at 36, and no new cases were reported at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, which remains at 59 total cases.

Of the new cases, 23 were in residents under 20, 40 were in their 20s, two were in their 30s, three were in their 40s, two were in their 50s and one was in their 60s. Of the cases in the county, 47.1% are in residents under 30, well ahead of the state average of 31.8%.

In total, there have been reported 187 cases among residents younger than 20, 396 in their 20s, 191 in their 30s, 159 in their 40s, 151 in their 50s, 86 in their 60s, 66 in their 70s and 72 in their 80s or older.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 601 to 605 cases. There are 176 to 180 cases in Sycamore; 146 to 150 in Sandwich; 101 to 105 cases in Genoa; 61 to 65 cases in Cortland; 26 to 30 in Kingston and Hinckley; 21 to 25 cases in Kirkland and Malta; 16 to 20 in Somonauk; 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 626 cases reported and 10,353 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.0%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 181 cases and 4,434 tests (4.1%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,461 tests and 213 cases (6.2%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 63 cases and 986 tests (6.4%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 102 cases and 1,535 tests (6.6%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 26 cases and 401 tests (6.5%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 28 cases and 541 tests (5.2%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 24 cases and 587 tests (4.1%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had six cases and 529 tests (1.1%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 30 cases and 761 tests (3.9%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had nine cases and 311 tests (2.9%).

In total, IDPH reported 250,961 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,179 people have died statewide. As of Friday, 4,447,347 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 96%.

In the weekly testing and recovery data reported on Fridays by the county, 101 more residents fully recovered, bringing the total to 923 recoveries to date. The county reported running 25,747 tests for a positivity rate of 4.8%. The positivity rate based on the Illinois Department of Public Health website is 5.3%.

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