The DeKalb County Health Department on Thursday reported 67 new cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of almost 20% in the last week.
There have been 505 cases in the last week alone, with new cases reported in every age group again. On Thursday, no new cases were reported at any longterm care facilities and the death toll remained at 43. Total cases rose to 3,113, and the city of DeKalb crossed 1,500 total cases.
DeKalb County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate dropped slightly to 11%, up from 11.1% the day prior, according to the most recent available data from the Illinois Department of Public Health which reports on a three-day lag. The regional rate rose to 15.8%.
Of the new cases in the county Thursday, 16 were in residents younger than 20, 12 in their 20s, three in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 10 in their 50s, five in their 60s, five in their 70s and two in their 80s or older.
Positivity rates have shot up in municipalities across the county. A month ago, Sycamore had an overall positivity rate of 3.9%. On Thursday, the overall rate in Sycamore was reported at 5.9%, with overall cases increasing by more than 125% in the past month.
Although not listed on the county website, the IDPH lists Opportunity House as a long-term care facility and reports an outbreak of 15 cases.
Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona reports four cases (three in staff, one in a resident). Pine Acres Rehabilitation and Living Center remained at two cases (one each in a resident and employee), while Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center reports two cases, both in employees. DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reports 15 cases (14 in employees, one resident), Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports 19 (11 in staff, eight residents), and Heritage Woods at three cases (two in staff, one resident).