DeKalb County marks 10,000th coronavirus case Friday; fully vaccinated population rises past 30K

69,257 doses administered, 28.9% of DeKalb County population fully vaccinated

DeKalb County marked it’s 10,000th case of the novel coronavirus Friday and counting, as 24 more cases were reported to close out the week, while the local fully vaccinated population climbed past 30,000.

According to state data, 85.41% of DeKalb County seniors age 65 and over have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 41% of residents 16 to 64 have received at least one dose.

No new deaths were reported, which leaves the death toll at 117.

The new cases Friday bring the total to 10,014, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. Also 240 more residents fully recovered from the virus this week.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 69,257 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 30,101 residents, or 28.9% of the county’s population of 104,143, have been fully vaccinated. The seven-day rolling average of doses administered to county residents is at 571, with 9,799 doses of total reported inventory, according to state numbers – 9,259 at the health department and 540 at community partners. The inventory numbers are according to state health officials, and may differ from local numbers, DeKalb County health officials said.

According local numbers provided Tuesday by Melissa Edwards, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Health Department, as of the end of the day on Monday, there were 3,760 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the health department’s inventory, and 5,595 of Johnson & Johnson.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border remained fell slightly to 5.4%. The county positivity rate rose to 5.3%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a 7-day average of 106 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

Four local long-term facilities currently are battling the virus, though no new cases reported Friday were linked to any of them.

The DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reports four cases among employees and one resident. Heritage Woods in DeKalb reported three cases in employees. Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports eight cases in employees. Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona with a case each in a staff member and resident.

Of the total new cases, eight were in residents 19 or younger, four in their 20s, four in their 30s, one in their 40s, four in their 50s, two in their 60s and one in their 70s.

In total, there have been 1,784 cases in DeKalb County residents 19 or younger, 2,430 in their 20s, 1,503 in their 30s, 1,369 in their 40s, 1,240 in their 50s, 833 in their 60s, 446 in their 70s and 409 in their 80s or older.

Of the 68 deaths reported in DeKalb County residents in their 80s or older, 18 were in their 70s, 18 in their 60s, seven in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s, and one infant.

According to county data, DeKalb has seen between 4,446 and 4,450 cases; between 1,991 and 1,995 cases in Sycamore; 866 and 870 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site); 781 and 785 in Genoa; 456 and 460 cases in Cortland; 251 and 255 cases in Hinckley; 241 and 245 in Kirkland; 221 and 225 in Kingston; 191 and 195 cases in Somonauk; 136 and 140 in Waterman; 121 to 125 in Malta; 116 and 120 in Shabbona; 86 and 90 in Maple Park; 21 and 25 in Clare and Earlville; 11 and 15 in Leland and Esmond; and six and 10 in Lee. Marengo and Rochelle each report between one and five cases.

The DeKalb County website only lists residents who live within county lines for a municipality, while the IDPH website lists everyone within a certain ZIP code. Numbers also may vary because of data lags.

The 60115 ZIP code, including DeKalb, had 4,268 cases reported and 77,650 tests administered (a positivity rate of 5.4%); the 60178 ZIP code, including Sycamore, had 1,991 cases and 23,679 tests (8.4%); the 60111 ZIP code, including Clare, reported 24 cases and 274 tests (8.7%); the 60112 ZIP code, including Cortland, had 452 cases and 5,003 tests (9%); the 60135 ZIP code, including Genoa, had 772 cases and 7,134 tests (10.8%); the 60145 ZIP code, including Kingston, had 213 cases and 1,967 tests (10.8%); the 60146 ZIP code, including Kirkland, had 261 cases and 2,604 tests (10%); the 60150 ZIP code, including Malta, had 116 cases and 1,613 tests (7.1%); the 60151 ZIP code, including parts of Maple Park in both DeKalb and Kane counties, had 346 cases and 3,718 tests (9.3%); the 60520 ZIP code, including Hinckley, had 245 cases and 2,978 tests (8.2%); the 60548 ZIP code, including Sandwich, had 1,311 cases and 14,229 tests (9.2%); the 60550 ZIP code, including Shabbona, had 129 cases and 1,804 tests (7.1%); and the 60556 ZIP code, including Waterman, had 132 cases and 1,598 tests (8.2%).

The IDPH reported 1,351,497 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 22,171 people have died statewide. The department reported 23,204,489 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released weekly on Fridays by the county, 9,059 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of May 7, and 152,342 county residents have been tested.

Kelsey Rettke

Kelsey Rettke is the editor of the Daily Chronicle, part of Shaw Media and DeKalb County's only daily newspaper devoted to local news, crime and courts, government, business, sports and community coverage. Kelsey also covers breaking news for Shaw Media Local News Network.