11 more cases of COVID-19 in DeKalb County residents on Monday

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The DeKalb County Health Department announced 11 more cases of the new coronavirus in residents of DeKalb County on Monday, although no new deaths or long-term care facility-related cases were reported.

New cases announced Monday include those that were identified over the weekend, although the health department no longer publishes new numbers on weekends. Of the 11 new cases announced Monday, one was in residents age 19 and younger, five in residents age 20, two age 30, one each age 40, 60, and 70.

Of the total of 547 cases now reported in DeKalb County, 128 of them have been in residents for 20 years.

The DeKalb County Health Department also reported six more cases of COVID-19 in residents on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 536, although more than half have fully recovered.

As of Friday, 330 residents across the county have fully recovered from viral respiratory illness. New recovery numbers are expected at the end of the week. As of Friday, of the total of 9,198 tests performed on DeKalb County residents, 8,662 tests were negative for a 5.8% positivity rate.

The DeKalb County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center still reports three cases, and the Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center has two. It is unknown if any recovery is linked to long-term care facilities.

Overall in the county, 47 residents younger than 19 tested positive, 128 in their 20s, 102 in their 30s, 84 in their 40s, 72 in their 50s, 38 in their 60s, 37 in their 70s and 39s over 80s.

There are between 296 and 300 cases reported in DeKalb, between 66 and 70 cases in Sycamore (until Friday), 56 to 60 in Sandwich, 41 to 45 cases in Genoa (from Friday), 31 to 35 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 cases in Hinckley, and six to 10 cases in Kingston and Somonauk. Kirkland, Esmond, Malta, Shabbona, Waterman, and Maple Park 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 from state and health departments due to data delays.

Zip code 60115 (including DeKalb) had 294 cases reported and 3,516 tests administered. Zip code 60178 (including Sycamore) had 65 cases and 1,414 tests. Zip code 60112 (including Cortland) had 28 cases and 326 tests. Zip code 60135 (including Genoa) had 39 cases and 521 tests, ZIP code 60145 (including Kingston) had seven cases and 121 tests, and ZIP code 60146 (including Kirkland) had eight cases and 171 tests.

In total, IDPH reported that 137,224 people in Illinois tested positive for COVID-19, while 6,671 people died across the state. As of Monday, 1,379,003 tests have been performed. The site also lists recovery rates statewide, calculated by recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and dead cases. It remains at 94%.

DeKalb County is expected to enter Phase 4 of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan on Friday. Criteria needed to move forward include contact tracking (how health professionals track who a COVID-19 patient may have been exposed to and when) and testing capabilities.