Kendall County reports three more deaths due to COVID-19; toll now at 130 since onset of pandemic

The Kendall County Health Department reported the deaths of three more county residents due to COVID-19 in the department’s weekly report on the virus issued Thursday, Jan. 13.

The three deaths brings the total number of county residents who have died after contracting the virus to 130 since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.

In addition, the health department reported 3,163 new confirmed cases of the virus among county residents over the last week, nearly three times the 1,041 new confirmed cases of the virus listed in the department’s Jan. 6 weekly report.

But while the number of deaths from the virus and COVID cases numbers rose over the past week, the test positivity rate for the virus among county residents fell from 30% Jan. 6 to 25.3% Thursday.

The health department also reported that as of Jan. 13, 82,158 or 64.23% of all county residents are fully vaccinated for the virus.

Just under 70% now fully vaccinated in county’s Aurora 60503 ZIP code

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, the portion of the city of Aurora located in Kendall County 60503 ZIP code continues to have the highest percentage of residents fully vaccinated for the virus in the county.

The IDPH lists 69.36% of the residents in the 60503 ZIP as fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, Jan. 12.

The percentage of fully vaccinated residents in other county ZIP codes as of Jan. 12 is as follows:

Oswego, 60543: 65.81%

Yorkville, 60560: 64.49%

Montgomery, 60538: 61.69%

Bristol, 60512: 57.60%

Plano, 60545: 56.97%

Sandwich, 60548: 52.69%

Newark, 60541: 37.24%