County COVID-19 cases rise to 593


Graphic by Haley Galvin

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 593. DCHD also reported an additional death Thursday. 

Among those who tested positive for the coronavirus, 56 are younger than 19, 139 are in their 20s, 106 are in their 30s, 91 are in their 40s, 78 are in their 50s, 40 are in their 60s, 39 are in their 70s and 44 are 80 or older. 

As of Thursday, 19 people have died from the coronavirus in the county according to the DCHD.  

Among those who died in the county, one was in their 40s, three were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, two were in their 70s and 11 were 80 or above. 

Three staff members from DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road, have tested positive for the coronavirus. At Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, 1212 S. Second St., 23 staff members and 55 residents have tested positive; as of Thursday, 12 Pine Acres residents have died from COVID-19. 

Two staff members from Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 3298 Resource Parkway, have tested positive for COVID-19. Three staff members and seven residents tested positive at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, 515 North Main St. 

Statewide, there are 145,750 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,005 reported deaths, as of 5:13 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health

CVS Pharmacy, 1022 West Lincoln Highway, offers COVID-19 testing by appointment. Visit the CVS website for more information.

Contact the IDPH hotline at 800-889-3931 or email for questions about COVID-19.