DeKalb County COVID-19 cases rise to 42


Graphic by Sam Malone

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Wednesday five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 42. This comes after the county experienced six days with two recorded cases of the coronavirus.

Among those in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19, one person is under the age of 19, five people are in their 20s, 10 are in their 30s, 13 are in their 40s, nine are in their 50s and four are in their 70s who have tested positive.

As of Wednesday, one person in their 50s in the county has died from the coronavirus, according to the DCHD website. DeKalb County recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 21.

Statewide 24,593 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and there are 948 reported deaths as of 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Illinois Department of Health website.

Limited testing is available for those with symptoms of those who have high risk of complications or of exposing others. Testing requires a doctor’s order, according to the DCHD website.

DeKalb County residents and healthcare professionals can contact the DeKalb County Health Department  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays if they have concerns about exposure or symptoms. The department can be reached at 815-748-2467.