DeKalb County reports nearly 3 dozen more COVID-19 cases over weekend

92,134 total doses administered to county residents, 43.08% of population fully vaccinated

DeKALB – Nearly three dozen more COVID-19 cases were identified over the weekend in DeKalb County, according to local health officials, as cases trended upwards for the first time since early June, coming off a July week when more than 60 cases were reported, about three times the average weekly case count in June.

The fully vaccinated county population grew past 43% also, according to state health officials, who reported 162 more residents became fully vaccinated.

The 29 new cases reported Monday bring the total virus case count to 10,508, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. The death toll remains at 121, with no new deaths reported Monday.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 92,134 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 44,869 residents, or 43.08% 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 114, with 1,892 doses of total reported inventory – 1,530 at the health department and 362 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 3.8%. The county positivity rate is at 2.8%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a seven-day average of 26 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

As of Monday, no new outbreaks have been reported among local long-term care facilities in DeKalb County, according to the county health department.

Of the 29 new cases reported countywide, 10 were in residents 19 or younger, seven in their 20s, six in their 30s, three in their 40s, two in their 50s, and one in their 60s.

In total, there have been 1,908 cases in DeKalb County residents age 19 or younger, 2,579 in their 20s, 1,582 in their 30s, 1,421 in their 40s, 1,284 in their 50s, 860 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 4,686 and 4,690 cases in DeKalb, 2,076 and 2,080 cases in Sycamore, 901 and 905 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 826 and 830 in Genoa, 241 and 245 cases in Kingston, 476 and 480 cases in Cortland, 256 and 260 cases in Hinckley, 251 and 255 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 1,411,821 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 23,409 people have died statewide. The department reported that 26,647,342 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 10,275 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of July 23, and 169,829 tests of county residents have been completed.

Kelsey Rettke

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.