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The DeKalb County Health Department on Wednesday reported 17 new cases of the novel coronavirus as the positivity rate in both the region and county continued an upswing.
Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion reported one new case of the respiratory virus, in a staff member, marking 68 total cases and 14 deaths. No new cases were reported in the other three long-term care facilities listed on the county website, Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona, Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb, DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb.
The Illinois Department of Public Health website lists Opportunity House, 357 N. California St. in Sycamore, as having two cases reported, but that information is not listed on the county website.
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