County cases rise to 8,662


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The DeKalb County Health Department.

By Jack Baudoin

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department announced 10 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number to 8,662.

Among those who have tested positive for coronavirus, 1,434 are younger than 19, 2,032 are in their 20s, 1,301 are in their 30s, 1,218 are in their 40s, 1,099 are in their 50s, 755 are in their 60s, 431 are in their 70s and 392 are 80 or older, according to the DCHD.

As of Friday, 113 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

As of Friday, there are 92 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 12 deaths at long-care facilities in the county, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

As of this week, 7,873 people in the county have fully recovered from the coronavirus, while 676 people are still in the recovery period. 117,474 people have tested negative, according to the DCHD.

Statewide, there are 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21,034 recorded deaths as of 3 p.m. Friday, according to the IDPH.