DeKalb County hits 40% fully vaccinated against COVID-19

86,486 doses administered, six new coronavirus cases

DeKALB – DeKalb County reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and added 373 more residents to its fully vaccinated total to cross the 40% plateau for fully vaccinated county residents.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 10,354, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. No new deaths reported, leaving the death toll at 120.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 86,486 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents and 41,754 residents, or 40.1% 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 319, with 2,481 doses of total reported inventory, according to state numbers – 2,139 at the health department and 342 at community partners. The inventory numbers are according to state health officials, and might differ from local numbers, DeKalb County health officials said.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, is 1.6%. The county positivity rate is at 1.8%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a 7-day average of 30 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

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By the numbers

There remain three local long-term facilities battling the virus, though no new cases were linked to any reported Friday.

The DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reports six cases among employees and one resident. Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore reports one case each in a resident and employee. Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports nine cases in employees. It’s unknown how many of those cases are fully recovered.

Of the new cases, one was in a resident in their 20s, two in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s and one in their 60s.

In total, there have been 1,875 cases in DeKalb County residents age 19 or younger, 2,535 in their 20s, 1,551 in their 30s, 1,403 in their 40s, 1,271 in their 50s, 852 in their 60s, 453 in their 70s and 414 in their 80s or older.

Of the 120 deaths reported in DeKalb County, 70 were in residents in their 80s or older, 18 were in their 70s, 18 in their 60s, eight 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 4,621 and 4,625 cases, 2,051 and 2,055 cases in Sycamore, 886 and 890 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 811 and 815 in Genoa, 466 and 470 cases in Cortland, 251 and 255 cases in Hinckley, 246 and 250 in Kirkland, 226 and 230 in Kingston, 196 and 200 cases in Somonauk, 136 and 140 in Waterman, 131 and 135 in Malta, 116 and 120 in Shabbona, 91 and 95 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 IDPH reported 1,388,688 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 23,133 people have died statewide. The department reported 25,357,568 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 9,782 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of June 18 and 164,653 county residents have been tested.

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon covers local government and breaking news for DeKalb County in Illinois. She has covered local government news for Shaw Media since 2018 and has had bylines in Daily Chronicle, Kendall County Record newspapers, Northwest Herald and in public radio over the years.