County reaches COVID-19 warning level, cases rise to 1,350


DeKalb County Health Department employee walks to her car with a mask on.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 1,350. 

The DCHD also announced the county reached a COVID-19 warning level Friday, according to a press release

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 197 are younger than 19, 415 are in their 20s, 194 are in their 30s, 160 are in their 40s, 155 are in their 50s, 89 are in their 60s, 66 are in their 70s and 74 are 80 or older. 

As of Friday, 36 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD

At Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, 515 N. Main St., 23 staff members and 37 residents tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 13 Willow Crest residents have died from COVID-19. 

At DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road., four staff members and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19. 

At Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, one staff member and one resident are now COVID-19 positive.

Statewide, there are 261,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,309 recorded deaths as of 3:03 p.m. Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.