DeKalb County COVID-19 report: 38 more fully vaccinated, 10 more cases

93,493 vaccine doses administered; 43.65% of county population fully vaccinated

DeKALB – DeKalb County added 38 more residents to its fully vaccinated total Tuesday, and local health officials reported 10 more cases of COVID-19.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 10,586, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. The death toll remained at 122, with no new deaths Tuesday after a 70-year-old was reported dead Monday.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 93,493 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 45,454 residents, or 43.65% 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 180, with 1,863 doses of total reported inventory – 1,371 at the health department and 492 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 4.5%. The county positivity rate is at 2.7%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reports a seven-day average of 31 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

By the numbers

One additional case was reported at Heritage Woods in DeKalb Tuesday, the only active long-term care facility in outbreak mode, according to the county health department, with seven cases, all in residents.

Of the new cases reported countywide, four were in their 20s, one in their 30s, two in their 40s, one in their 50s, one in their 60s, and one in their 80s or older.

In total, there have been 1,923 cases in DeKalb County residents age 19 or younger, 2,595 in their 20s, 1,595 in their 30s, 1,433 in their 40s, 1,293 in their 50s, 864 in their 60s, 462 in their 70s and 421 in their 80s or older.

Of the 122 deaths reported in DeKalb County, 71 were in residents in their 80s or older, 19 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 4,716 and 4,720 cases in DeKalb, 2,091 and 2,095 cases in Sycamore, 901 and 905 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 831 and 835 in Genoa, 241 and 245 cases in Kingston, 481 and 485 cases in Cortland, 256 and 260 cases in Hinckley, 251 and 255 in Kirkland, 201 and 205 cases in Somonauk, 146 and 150 in Waterman, 131 and 135 in Malta, 121 and 125 in Shabbona, 96 and 100 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 1,427,901 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 23,458 people have died statewide. The department reported that 27,005,486 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 10,323 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered as of July 30, and 171,785 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.