County COVID-19 cases rise to 2,070


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 2,070.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 346 are younger than 19, 604 are in their 20s, 280 are in their 30s, 284 are in their 40s, 230 are in their 50s, 136 are in their 60s,  96 are in their 70s and 94 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 42 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

At Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, 515 N. Main St., 27 staff members and 41 residents tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 15 Willow Crest residents have died from COVID-19.

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

At Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, six staff members and six residents are COVID-19 positive. As of Friday, one Oak Crest resident has died from COVID-19.

At Prarie Crossing Living & Rehabilitation Center, 409 W. Comanche Ave., two staff members and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 336,174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 9,165 recorded deaths as of 5:00 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.