Daily DeKalb County COVID-19 report: 72 more fully vaccinated, 16 new cases

91,433 total doses administered to county residents, 42.79% of population fully vaccinated

DeKALB – DeKalb County added 72 more residents to its fully vaccinated total population Wednesday, according to health officials, who also reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.

It’s the largest daily case jump in weeks. More COVID-19 cases have been reported in DeKalb County in the past two days than were reported per week since the first week of June, according to data from the DeKalb County Health Department.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 10,462, according to the DeKalb County Health Department.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 91,598 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 44,634 residents, or 42.86% 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 124, with 2,100 doses of total reported inventory – 1,720 at the health department and 380 at community partners, according to state numbers. 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 2.6%. The county positivity rate is at 1.6%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a seven-day average of 20 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

As of Wednesday, no new outbreaks have been reported among local long-term care facilities in DeKalb County.

Of the 16 new cases reported countywide, three were in residents 19 or younger, five were in their 20s, one was in their 30s, two in their 40s, three in their 50s, one in their 60s and one in their 80s or older, according to the county health department.

In total, there have been 1,893 cases in DeKalb County residents age 19 or younger, 2,568 in their 20s, 1,572 in their 30s, 1,415 in their 40s, 1,282 in their 50s, 858 in their 60s, 457 in their 70s and 417 in their 80s or older.

Of the 121 deaths reported in DeKalb County, 71 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, there have been between 4,666 and 4,670 cases in DeKalb, 2,066 and 2,070 cases in Sycamore, 896 and 900 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 821 and 825 in Genoa, 236 and 240 cases in Kingston, 471 and 475 cases in Cortland, 256 and 260 cases in Hinckley, 246 and 250 in Kirkland, 201 and 205 cases in Somonauk, 141 and 145 in Waterman, 131 and 135 in Malta, 121 and 125 in Shabbona, 91 and 95 in Maple Park, 21 and 25 in Clare and Earlville, 11 and 15 in Leland, 16 to 20 in Esmond, and six and 10 in Lee. Marengo, Hampshire and Rochelle each report between one and five cases.

The IDPH reported that 1,404,466 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 23,392 people have died statewide. The department reported that 26,444,494 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 10,242 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of July 16, and 168,759 tests of county residents have been completed.

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.