Cases of the novel coronavirus climbed past 3,000 Wednesday, with 68 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, according to information released by DeKalb County Health Department.
In just one week, there have been 537 cases identified in the county, roughly 17.6% of all known cases to date since the pandemic began locally.
Cases were again identified in every age group in the county, as positivity rates continue to climb the wrong way both at the county and regional level, exceeding more than double the rates needed to lift current restrictions on indoor dining and crowd gathering. If rates, hospitalizations and cases continue to rise regionally, the Illinois Department of Public Health could impose further restrictions, including banning outdoor dining and mandating closures on non-essential retail and offices.
DeKalb County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate rose to 11.1%, up from 10.8% the day prior, according to the most recent available data from the IDPH which reports on a three-day lag. Regional rate rose to 15.7%.
Of the new cases in the county Wednesday, nine were in residents younger than 20, 12 in their 20s, 13 in their 30s, 16 in their 40s, eight in their 50s, one in their 60s, two in their 70s and one in their 80s or older.