More than 50,000 DeKalb County residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per IDPH

Number includes cases, fully vaccinated people recorded over weekend, per DeKalb County Health Department

DeKALB – More than 50,000 DeKalb County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to health officials Monday, who also reported 44 more virus cases in the county.

The total vaccinated number comes after 228 more residents were reported fully vaccinated in DeKalb County over the weekend. The death toll remained at 128, with no new deaths reported Monday.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 12,067, according to the DeKalb County Health Department.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, is 4.2%. The DeKalb County positivity rate is at 4.3%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reported a seven-day average of 108 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 101,270 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 50,165 residents – or 49.9% of the county’s population of 100,420, according to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data – have been fully vaccinated.

The seven-day rolling average of doses administered to county residents is at 131, with 1,470 doses of total reported inventory – 1,048 at the health department and 422 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.

By the numbers

Three local long-term care facilities are reporting COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center reports an outbreak of four, including three employees and one resident. Previously, it had recorded five active cases – three in staff and two in residents.

Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports six employees have contracted the virus on Monday. Previously, it had recorded seven active cases in staff.

Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center still reports two employees with COVID-19, according to local health officials.

Updated vaccination by ZIP code data shows the percentages of residents in DeKalb County ZIP codes who have been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. ZIP code population data used by the IDPH utilized unofficial 2018 census data, including those 12 and older, according to IDPH spokesperson Melaney Arnold.

This data is provisional and will be updated every Wednesday, according to IDPH:

In the 60111 (includes Clare) ZIP code, 90% of the population is fully vaccinated. In the 60112 (Cortland) ZIP code, 52.3% is fully vaccinated. In the 60115 (DeKalb) ZIP code, 43.8% is fully vaccinated. In 60135 (Genoa), it’s 53.17%. In 60145 (Kingston), 39.39% is fully vaccinated. In 60146 (Kirkland, Fairdale), 39.21% is fully vaccinated. In 60150 (Malta), 46.69% is fully vaccinated. In 60151 (Maple Park), 51.09% is fully vaccinated. In 60178 (Sycamore), 56.94% is fully vaccinated. In 60520 (Hinckley), 48.26% is fully vaccinated. In 60548 (Sandwich), 47.65% is fully vaccinated; in 60550 (Shabbona), 44.5% is fully vaccinated; in 60552 (Somonauk), 45.13% is fully vaccinated; and in 60556 (Waterman), 46.77% is fully vaccinated.

Of the new cases reported Monday, there were 12 in residents age 19 or younger, nine in their 20s, eight in their 30s, eight in their 40s, two in their 50s, four in their 60s and one in their 70s.

In total, there have been 2,341 cases in residents age 19 or younger, 2,909 in their 20s, 1,834 in their 30s, 1,608 in their 40s, 1,437 in their 50s, 992 in their 60s, 505 in their 70s and 441 in their 80s or older.

Of the 128 deaths reported in DeKalb County, 73 were in residents in their 80s or older, 21 were in their 70s, 20 in their 60s, eight in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s and one infant.

According to DeKalb County data most recently updated Friday, there have been between 5,306 and 5,310 cases in DeKalb, 2,381 and 2,385 cases in Sycamore, 1,041 and 1,045 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 931 and 935 in Genoa, 266 and 270 cases in Kingston, 571 and 575 cases in Cortland, 296 and 300 cases in Hinckley, 276 and 280 in Kirkland, 246 and 250 cases in Somonauk, 166 and 170 in Waterman, 161 and 165 in Malta, 136 and 140 in Shabbona, 111 and 115 in Maple Park, 31 and 35 in Earlville, 26 and 30 in Clare, 11 and 15 in Leland, 16 to 20 in Esmond, and six and 10 in Lee. Hampshire, Marengo and Rochelle each reported between one and five cases.

The IDPH reported that 1,618,800 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 24,860 people have died statewide. The department reported that 31,510,243 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 11,255 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered and 200,439 tests of county residents have been completed.

Katie Finlon

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.