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Coronavirus

13 new coronavirus cases in DeKalb County Thursday

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The DeKalb County Health Department on Thursday reported 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus and officially added Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center to its list of long-term care facilities currently in outbreak mode.

The Daily Chronicle on Wednesday learned two residents and one employee had contracted the illness, but the county site on Thursday listed just two cases - one in a staff member and one resident.

No new cases were reported at the other long-term care facilities and the overall death count remained at 36. DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb remained at five cases and Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich remained at 59.

Of the new countywide cases, three were in residents under 20, four were in their 20s, one was in their 30s, one was in their 50s, two were in their 60s and two were over 80.

In total, there have been reported 194 cases among residents younger than 20, 411 in their 20s, 193 in their 30s, 160 in their 40s, 153 in their 50s, 88 in their 60s, 66 in their 70s and 74 in their 80s or older.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 676 to 680 cases. There are 176 to 180 cases in Sycamore; 146 to 150 in Sandwich; 106 to 110 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 652 cases reported and 10,533 tests administered (a positivity rate of 6.2%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 183 cases and 4,512 tests (4.1%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,512 tests and 214 cases (6.1%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 63 cases and 1,001 tests (6.3%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 103 cases and 1,567 tests (6.6%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 25 cases and 406 tests (6.2%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 29 cases and 547 tests (5.3%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 26 cases and 595 tests (4.4%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had seven cases and 535 tests (1.3%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 31 cases and 774 tests (4.0%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had nine cases and 319 tests (2.8%).

In total, IDPH reported 255,643 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,242 people have died statewide. The number of tests performed rose to 4,575,721. 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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