DeKalb County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

70,178 doses administered, 28.40% of DeKalb County population fully vaccinated

DeKalb County recorded 32 more COVID-19 cases over the weekend, while 519 more residents became fully vaccinated, according to new data reported Monday.

No new deaths were reported, which leaves the death toll at 117.

The new cases Monday bring the total to 10,046, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. In total, there were 115 cases reported between May 4 and 10 in DeKalb County.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 70,178 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 30,620 residents, or 29.4% 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 532, with 9,584 doses of total reported inventory, according to state numbers – 9,084 at the health department and 500 at community partners. The inventory numbers are according to state health officials, and may differ from local numbers, DeKalb County health officials said.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border remained fell to 4.8%. The county positivity rate remained at 5.3%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a 7-day average of 104 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

Four local long-term facilities currently are battling the virus, though no new cases reported Monday were linked to any of them.

The DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reports four cases among employees and one resident. Heritage Woods in DeKalb reported three cases in employees. Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports eight cases in employees. Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona with a case each in a staff member and resident.

Of the new cases, seven were in residents age 19 or younger, 12 in their 20s, three in their 30s, four in their 40s, five in their 50s and one in their 60s.

In total, there have been 1,791 cases in DeKalb County residents age 19 or younger, 2,442 in their 20s, 1,506 in their 30s, 1,373 in their 40s, 1,245 in their 50s, 834 in their 60s, 446 in their 70s and 409 in their 80s or older.

Of the 68 deaths reported in DeKalb County residents in their 80s or older, 18 were in their 70s, 18 in their 60s, seven 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 4,461 and 4,465 cases, between 1,996 and 2,000 cases in Sycamore, 871 and 875 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 781 and 785 in Genoa, 456 and 460 cases in Cortland, 251 and 255 cases in Hinckley, 241 and 245 in Kirkland, 221 and 225 in Kingston, 191 and 195 cases in Somonauk, 136 and 140 in Waterman, 121 to 125 in Malta, 116 and 120 in Shabbona, 91 and 95 in Maple Park, 21 and 25 in Clare and Earlville, 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 4,282 cases reported and 77,946 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.4%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 1,997 cases and 23,791 tests (8.3%); the 60111 ZIP code, including Clare, reported 24 cases and 276 tests (8.6%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 453 cases and 5,035 tests (8.9%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 775 cases and 7,172 tests (10.8%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 215 cases and 1,980 tests (10.8%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 261 cases and 2,619 tests (9.9%); the 60150 ZIP code, including Malta, had 116 cases and 1,621 tests (7.1%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 350 cases and 3,737 tests (9.3%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 247 cases and 3,004 tests (8.2%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 1,320 cases and 14,312 tests (9.2%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 130 cases and 1,811 tests (7.1%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 133 cases and 1,604 tests (8.2%).

The IDPH reported 1,356,391 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 22,235 people have died statewide. The department reported 23,388,864 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released weekly on Fridays by the county, 9,059 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of May 7, and 152,342 county residents have been tested.

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.