DeKalb County reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

More than 44,000 doses administered; 14% of population fully vaccinated

DeKalb County recorded 41 more cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to the DeKalb County Health Department Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases to 8,987. No new deaths were reported, and the death toll remains at 115. In total, the month of March recorded 428 new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

There remains no virus activity currently among DeKalb County long-term care facilities, according to the county health department.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 44,007 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 14,661 residents, or 14.08% of the county’s population of 104,143, have been fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of doses administered to county residents is at 832, with 6,905 doses of total reported inventory, according to state numbers – 6,665 at the health department and 240 at community partners. The inventory numbers are according to state health officials, and may differ from local numbers, according to DeKalb County health officials.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, rose to 6.2%. The county rate rose to 4.8%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a 7-day average of 80 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

In total, there have been 1,509 cases in DeKalb County residents 19 or younger, 2,119 in their 20s, 1,354 in their 30s, 1,269 in their 40s, 1,132 in their 50s, 772 in their 60s, 436 in their 70s and 396 in their 80s or older.

There have been 67 deaths reported in DeKalb County residents in their 80s or older, 18 in their 70s, 18 in their 60s, six in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s, and one infant.

According to county data, DeKalb has seen between 3,906 and 3,910 cases. There are between 1,826 and 1,830 cases in Sycamore; 801 and 805 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site); 716 and 720 in Genoa; 416 and 420 cases in Cortland; 226 and 230 cases in Hinckley; 221 and 225 in Kirkland; 191 and 195 in Kingston; 171 and 175 cases in Somonauk; 121 and 125 in Waterman; 111 and 115 in Shabbona and Malta; 76 and 80 in Maple Park; 21 and 25 in Clare and Earlville; 16 and 20 in Earville; 11 and 15 in Leland and Esmond; and six and 10 in Lee. Marengo and Rochelle each report between one and five cases.

The DeKalb County website only lists residents who live within county lines for a municipality, while the IDPH website lists everyone within a certain ZIP code. Numbers also may vary because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code, including DeKalb, had 3,740 cases reported and 66,905 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.5%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 1,820 cases and 21,540 tests (8.4%); the 60111 ZIP code, including Clare, reported 19 cases and 239 tests (7.9%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 411 cases and 4,494 tests (9.1%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 707 cases and 6,515 tests (10.8%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 187 cases and 1,779 tests (10.5%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 242 cases and 2,374 tests (10.1%); the 60150 ZIP code, including Malta, had 105 cases and 1,463 tests (7.1%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 316 cases and 3,398 tests (9.2%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 222 cases and 2,644 tests (8.3%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 1,212 cases and 12,866 tests (9.4%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 122 cases and 1,440 tests (8.4%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 116 cases and 1,407 tests (8.2%).

The IDPH reported 1,261,667 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 21,395 people have died statewide. There have been 20,737,823 tests performed to date.

According to testing and recovery data released weekly on Fridays by the county, 7,952 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of March 26, and there have been 129,858 tests run on county residents. Updated recovery data is expected Monday.

Kelsey Rettke

Kelsey Rettke is the editor of the Daily Chronicle, part of Shaw Media and DeKalb County's only daily newspaper devoted to local news, crime and courts, government, business, sports and community coverage. Kelsey also covers breaking news for Shaw Media Local News Network.