County COVID-19 cases rise to 1,613


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 1,613. 

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 272 are younger than 19, 489 are in their 20s, 215 are in their 30s, 198 are in their 40s, 173 are in their 50s, 105 are in their 60s,  74 are in their 70s and 87 are 80 or older. 

As of Friday, 38 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD

At Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, 515 N. Main St., 25 staff members and 41 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., seven staff members and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19. 

At Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, two staff members and six residents are now COVID-19 positive.

Statewide, there are 287,930 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,601 recorded deaths as of 7:24 p.m. Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health