Halfway there: 50% of DeKalb County residents fully vaccinated from COVID-19

DeKalb County update: 13 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more fully vaccinated Tuesday

DeKALB – Half of DeKalb County residents are now fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to health officials.

The milestone comes after 69 more DeKalb County residents were reported fully vaccinated, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, and 13 more virus cases were identified Tuesday.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 12,080, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. The death toll remained at 128, with no new deaths reported Tuesday.

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 4.4%. 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, 101,403 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 50,234 residents – or 50% 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 137, 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 Tuesday.

DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center reports an outbreak of four, including three employees and one resident. Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center reports six employees have contracted the virus. Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 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 Tuesday, there were four in residents age 19 or younger, one in their 20s, three in their 30s, one in their 40s, three in their 50s and one in their 60s.

In total, there have been 2,345 cases in residents age 19 or younger, 2,910 in their 20s, 1,837 in their 30s, 1,609 in their 40s, 1,440 in their 50s, 993 in their 60s, 505 in their 70s and 441 in their 80s or older.

Of the 128 deaths reported in DeKalb County thus far, 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 Monday, there have been between 5,326 and 5,330 cases in DeKalb, 2,391 and 2,395 cases in Sycamore, 1,046 and 1,050 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 931 and 935 in Genoa, 266 and 270 cases in Kingston, 576 and 580 cases in Cortland, 301 and 305 cases in Hinckley, 276 and 280 in Kirkland, 251 and 255 cases in Somonauk, 166 and 170 in Waterman, 166 and 170 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 1,621,175 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 24,892 people have died statewide. The department reported that 31,583,839 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.