Kendall County reports 1,041 new COVID-19 cases, one more death due to virus

Report shows that test positivity rate for virus now at 30%

FILE PHOTO: A sign outside Waubonsee Community College's student center building in Sugar Grove directs people to a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic Dec. 8, 2021.

The Kendall County Health Department reported 1,041 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one more death due to the virus in its latest weekly report issued Thursday, Jan. 6.

The death brings the total number of county residents who have died from the virus since the onset of the pandemic to 127.

The 1,041 newly confirmed cases are 836 less than the 1,877 new cases reported by the health department in its prior weekly report issued Dec. 30.

However, the test positivity rate for the virus among county residents increased over the past week from the 19.6% reported Dec. 30 to 30%.

The report lists 81,571 county residents--63.77% of the county’s population--as fully vaccinated, an increase of 680 from the 80,891 residents listed as fully vaccinated in the Dec. 30 report.

In a related matter, nearly 70% of the residents in the Aurora 60503 ZIP code, which extends into the northeast corner of Oswego Township, were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Jan. 5, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.

The next highest percentage of the population in the Kendall County area to be fully vaccinated, according to the IDPH data, is the Oswego 60543 with 65.81% of the population fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated percentages for other Kendall County area ZIP codes as of Jan. 5 were as follows: Yorkville 60560 64.49%; Montgomery (including Boulder Hill) 60538 61.25%; Bristol 60512 57.60%; Plano 60545 56.97% and Sandwich 60548 52.69%.

The Newark 60541 ZIP code continues to lag far behind other area ZIP codes in percentage of residents to be fully vaccinated. As of Jan. 5 the IDPH data shows just 37.24% of residents in the 60541 ZIP code were fully vaccinated.