DeKalb County Health Department
DeKalb County Health Department

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While the state of Illinois saw its highest number of single-day cases since May, DeKalb County saw its lowest single-day total of COVID-19 since July 17 with five new cases reported by the DeKalb County Health Department.

There also were two additional deaths reported at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, the third straight day with a reported death at the facility. There have been a total of 28 deaths in the county.

Four of the new cases were residents in their 20s, and one was a resident in their 50s. Of the 822 cases in the county, 86 are reported in residents 19 or younger, 212 in residents in their 20s, 139 in their 30s, 110 in their 40s, 105 in their 50s, 60 in their 60s, 54 in their 70s and 61 older than 80.

A total of 36% of the cases in the county are in residents under 30. More residents in their 20s have the virus than those older than 60.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 396 and 400 cases. There are 106 to 110 cases in Sycamore; 111 to 115 in Sandwich; 76 to 80 cases in Genoa; 46 to 50 cases in Cortland; 11 to 15 in Kirkland, Somonauk, Kingston, Malta and Hinckley; 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 382 cases reported and 5,875 tests administered. The 60178 ZIP code (including Sycamore) had 113 cases and 2,406 tests. The 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) had 2,504 tests and 162 cases. The 60112 ZIP code (including Cortland) had 42 cases and 532 tests. The 60135 ZIP code (including Genoa) had 72 cases and 866 tests, the 60145 ZIP code (including Kingston) had 13 cases and 221 tests and the 60146 ZIP code (including Kirkland) had 15 cases and 297 tests.

In total, IDPH reported 176,896 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7,478 people have died statewide. As of Thursday, 2,649,786 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%.

In data released Friday, 567 out of the total cases have fully recovered. To date, there have been 15,955 tests run in the county with a positivity rate of 4.9%. As of Friday, of the 15,955 tests performed on residents of DeKalb County, 15,168 have come back negative. Updated testing and recovery numbers are expected weekly.

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