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The DeKalb County health department announced 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, including rises in the number of cases in DeKalb and Sandwich.
DeKalb rose to between 141 and 145 cases, while Sandwich increased to between 41 and 45 cases.
There were two new cases each in patients under 20, in their 20s, in their 30s and in the their 40s. Two new cases in patients in their 60s and one in their 70s.
According to the information on the county site, Sycamore is at between 36 and 40 cases, Genoa has between 26 and 30 cases, and Cortland has 21 to 25 cases. 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. Numbers vary from state and health departments due to data lags. The state map began including the 60145 ZIP Code, which includes Kingston, and the 60146 ZIP code, which includes Kirkland. The 60145 code had six cases and 79 tests, while the 60146 had eight cases and 75 tests.
The 60135 ZIP code, which includes Genoa, has 26 confirmed cases and 280 tests administered. The 60115 ZIP code went up to 144 confirmed cases and 1,386 tests, while the 60178 ZIP code has 38 confirmed cases and 611 tests.
In total, IDPH reports 107,796 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 4,790 people have died statewide. As of Friday, 722,247 tests have been performed. The site also listed recovery rate for the first time, which was calculated by recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases. It was at 92% on Saturday.
Including the new cases in DeKalb County, there have been 22 COVID-19 occurrences in residents younger than age 19, 77 in their 20s, 66 in their 30s, with 59 in their 40s, 53 in their 50s, 20 in their 60s, 16 in their 70s and five in residents over 80.
There remain three deaths in the county. Two are from patients in the 50s and one in their 60s.
In information released weekly on Friday by the county site, there have been 126 recovered patients. The positivity rate of tests in the county is 9.8%.
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.
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