County COVID-19 cases rise to 836


Graphic illustration by Kurt Bitting

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 836.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 87 are younger than 19, 214 are in their 20s, 140 are in their 30s, 113 are in their 40s, 106 are in their 50s, 61 are in their 60s, 54 are in their 70s, and 61 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 29 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

At Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, 1212 S. Second St., 26 staff members and 55 residents have tested positive; as of Friday, 12 Pine Acres residents have died from COVID-19.

At Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, 515 North Main St., twenty staff members and 35 residents tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 10 Willow Crest residents have died from COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 178, 837 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,495 recorded deaths as of 4:47 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.

Visit the IDPH website for information on testing sites.

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