The Kendall County Health Department reported three more deaths of county residents due to COVID-19 in the agency’s weekly report released Thursday, Oct. 14.
The three additional deaths brings the total number of county residents who have died from the virus since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 to 112.
The health department also reported 187 new confirmed cases of the virus among the county residents over the past week, a decrease from the 286 new cases the department reported among county residents in its weekly report issued Oct. 7. The health department reported 163 new cases of the virus in its weekly report issued Sept. 30.
The test positivity rate for the virus among county residents as of Wednesday was 4.1%, down from the 4.3% reported by the department Oct. 7.
The percentage of county residents who are fully vaccinated for the virus continues to rise. The health department reported 58.03% of all county residents were fully vaccinated as of Thursday, up from 57.59% of the population listed as fully vaccinated in the Oct. 7 report.
In a related matter this week, the percentage of residents to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in some Kendall County area ZIP codes is approaching 60%, according to data released Oct. 13 by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The IDPH data shows 59.90% of the population in the Oswego 60543 ZIP code is now fully vaccinated, up slightly from 58.49% reported Sept. 22.
Also approaching the 60% fully vaccinated threshold is the Yorkville 60560 ZIP code at 58.43%, while the Montgomery 60538 ZIP code has 55.99% of its population fully vaccinated, the IDPH data shows.
The only ZIP code in the Kendall County area that has more than 60% of its population fully vaccinated, according to the IDPH, is Aurora 60503 at 63.18%. The ZIP code includes the city of Aurora portion of Kendall County.
The Newark 60541 ZIP code continues to have the lowest vaccination rate in the county at 35.11% as of Wednesday.
The vaccination rate in the Plano 60545 ZIP code was 51.79% while Sandwich ZIP code 60548 was 49.24%, also as of Wednesday’s IDPH data.
Free vaccinations available
The health department continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics Thursday evenings and Friday mornings at 811 W. John St. Yorkville. Both appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Visit kendallhealth.org/community-health/covid-19-vaccine/ for schedules and information.
COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at no charge at Jewel-Osco at 3795 Orchard Road, Oswego, and at the Jewel-Osco at 234 E Veterans Parkway in Yorkville. Please click here to schedule an appointment.
Physicians Immediate Care at 2322 Route 34, Oswego, and Walgreens stores in Yorkville, Oswego, Montgomery and Plainfield are also offering the vaccine at no charge. Please click here to schedule an appointment.