June 15, 2021
Coronavirus


McHenry County sees decrease in positivity rate, emergency department visits and hospital admissions related to COVID-19

IDPH: County is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 conditions

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, McHenry County had a decrease in positivity rate, emergency department visits and hospital admissions related to COVID-19 for the week of June 21-27.

McHenry County had 26 new cases per 100,000 people, six deaths, a 3.2% positivity rate and 3,040 tests performed, more than 750 tests than the previous week reported. The county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 conditions, according to the IDPH’s most recent data.

The IDPH first started reporting county level COVID-19 risk metrics June 25 to measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond. The county metrics are presented as weekly values – based on Sunday to Saturday of the week.

The first week that the state announced risk metrics by county, for the week of June 14-20, McHenry County had 21 new cases per 100,000 people, six deaths, a 4.3% positivity rate and 2,282 tests performed.

The complete county risk metrics can be found at www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

During Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, the IDPH reminds everyone to wash their hands, wear a face covering and social distance.

McHenry County had 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to the McHenry County Department of Public Health. The county did not see any additional deaths for the fourth straight day.

McHenry County now has seen 2,097 confirmed cases of the virus since the pandemic began, as of Friday. The county has reported 97 total deaths and two probable COVID-19-related deaths.