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DeKalb County Health Department reports 16 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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The DeKalb County Health Department on Tuesday announced 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus as the total number of cases rose to 1,537.

None of the new cases were linked to a longterm care facility. Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich remained at 66 total cases of the viral respiratory disease. DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center remained at seven cases and Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center remained at six.

The death toll remained at 38 in the county (the latest reported Friday was an infant, younger than 1 year old).

Of the new cases countywide, four were in residents younger than 20, two were in their 20s, two were in their 30s, four were in their 40s, one was in their 50s, two were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, and two were 80 or older.

In total, 245 cases have been reported among residents younger than 20, 463 in their 20s, 209 in their 30s, 191in their 40s, 171 in their 50s, 102 in their 60s, 71 in their 70s and 85 in their 80s or older.

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 786 to 790 cases. There are 201 to 205 cases in Sycamore; 161 to 165 in Sandwich; 126 to 130 cases in Genoa; 71 to 75 cases in Cortland; 31 to 35 in Hinckley; 26 to 30 in Kingston and Kirkland; 21 to 25 cases in Malta and Somonauk; 11 to 15 in Waterman and Shabbona; and six to 10 in Maple Park. Esmond, Leland and Earlville each report one to five cases.

Cases listed on the county site are for those only occurring within the county; for instance the Earlville numbers only count Earlville residents who reside in DeKalb County.

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 756 cases reported and 13,200 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.7%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 205 cases and 5,256 tests (3.9%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,843 tests and 230 cases (6.0%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 74 cases and 1,192 tests (6.2%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 119 cases and 1,795 tests (6.6%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 26 cases and 459 tests (5.7%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 31 cases and 629 tests (4.9%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 30 cases and 650 tests (4.6%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 12 cases and 575 tests (2.1%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 41 cases and 907 tests (4.4%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 13 cases and 381 tests (3.4%).

In total, IDPH reported 277,266 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,486 people have died statewide. The number of tests performed rose to 5,185.216. 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%.

According to weekly testing and recovery data released Friday, after reaching an 8.4% positivity rate last week that resulted in the county being placed into a warning by IDPH, the rate dropped to 5.4%. DeKalb was removed from the warning level on Friday. There were 77 new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,037 recoveries among the 1,463 confirmed cases. As of Friday, there have been 32,186 COVID-19 tests run on DeKalb County residents.

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