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The DeKalb County Health Department on Wednesday reported 28 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the largest daily total in a week, as local cases climbed past 1,400.
After remaining stable for week, cases linked to Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich are creeping upward this week, with four more cases reported Wednesday. There are now 24 cases among staff and 39 among residents. Willow Crest accounts for 13 out of the 36 total deaths in DeKalb County.
Oak Crest DeKalb Area Nursing Pavilion remained at four cases and DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center remained at five.
Total positive cases rose to 1,424. Of the new cases, eight were in residents under 20, six were in their 20s, two were in their 30s, four were in their 40s, three were in their 50s, one was in their 60s, one was in their 70s and three were in their 80s.
In total, 204 cases have been reported among residents younger than 20, 428 in their 20s, 201 in their 30s, 167 in their 40s, 160 in their 50s, 90 in their 60s, 67 in their 70s and 79 in their 80s or older.
According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 721 to 725 cases. There are 186 to 190 cases in Sycamore; 151 to 155 in Sandwich; 111 to 115 cases in Genoa; 66 to 70 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.
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 691 cases reported and 11,685 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.9%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 195 cases and 4,819 tests (4.0%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 3,685 tests and 222 cases (6.0%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 66 cases and 1,079 tests (6.1%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 110 cases and 1,666 tests (6.6%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 26 cases and 429 tests (6.0%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 30 cases and 586 tests (5.1%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 28 cases and 623 tests (4.5%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had nine cases and 549 tests (1.6%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 35 cases and 839 tests (4.2%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 10 cases and 335 tests (3.0%).
In total, IDPH reported 266,151 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 8,367 people have died statewide. The number of tests performed rose to 4,863,138. 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 testing and recovery data released by the county on Fridays, 28,286 tests have been run as of Sept. 11. There were 37 recoveries last week, bringing the total to 960. The county's positivity rate was 8.4%, up from 4.9, and with 122 new positive cases per 100,000 people, the county was placed into a warning by IDPH. It remains at warning level as of Wednesday.
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