DeKalb County COVID-19 cases increases to 65

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Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Thursday that the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county has risen to 65. This comes a day after the county reported no increased cases.

Among those in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19, two people are younger than 19, 15 people are in their 20s, 13 are in their 30s, 13 are in their 40s, 14 are in their 50s, two are in their 60s and six are in their 70s have tested positive.

As of Thursday, one person in their 50s in the county has died from the coronavirus, according to the DCHD website.

There are currently 36,934 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, and there are 1,688 reported deaths as of 3:10 p.m., according to the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday he will sign a new executive order next week with modified restrictions to extend the state’s stay-at-home order to May 30.

Contact the IDPH hotline at 800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov for questions about COVID-19.