Kendall County reports 145 new COVID-19 cases and one more death due to virus over the past week

The Kendall County Health Department reported 145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents in its most recent weekly report issued Oct. 21.

The 145 new cases are 42 fewer than the 187 new cases reported by the agency in its Oct. 14 report.

Also in its Oct. 21 report, the health department reported the death of another county resident due to COVID-19. The death brings the total number of county residents who have died from the virus since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 to 113.

The test positivity rate for COVID-19 among county residents fell from 4.1% Oct. 14 to 3.7% Oct. 21, according to the report.

The report also shows that 74,730 or 58.42% of all county residents are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The 74,730 county residents who are now fully vaccinated is an increase of 495 over the 74,235 county residents listed as fully vaccinated in the health department’s Oct. 14 report.

Newark area continues to lag county in vaccinations

According to Illinois Department of Public Health, the portion of Kendall County in the Newark 60541 ZIP code continues to lag far behind the rest of the county in the percentage of the population fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

According to IDPH data, just 35.38% of the population in the 60541 ZIP code were fully vaccinated as of Oct. 20.

The portion of the county in the Aurora 60503 ZIP code continues to lead the county with the highest percentage of the population vaccinated at 63.45%.

Also as of Oct. 20, 60.27% of the population in Oswego’s 60543 ZIP code were fully vaccinated, while the Yorkville 60560 ZIP code had 58.79% of its population fully vaccinated.

The IDPH also listed the fully vaccinated population percentage for the Montgomery 60538 ZIP code at 56.41% and the Plano 60545 ZIP code at 52.18% as of Oct. 20.