May 24, 2022


Kendall County reports three more COVID-19 deaths; toll now at 142

Newly vaccinated Waubonsee Community College staff, students and area residents at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic held on the college's Sugar Grove campus Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.

The Kendall County Health Department reported the death of three more county residents due to COVID-19 in its weekly report issued Thursday, Jan. 27.

The three deaths serve to bring the total number of county residents who died from the virus since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020 to 142.

The health department also reported that 718 more county residents became fully vaccinated over the past week.

The total number of county residents who are fully vaccinated now stands at 83,618 or 65.37% of the county’s population.

But while more county residents are fully vaccinated, the test positivity rate for the virus among county residents increased from 14.1% Jan. 20 to 19.5% Thursday.

Data shows 67% of Oswego area residents vaccinated

In a related matter, vaccination data by ZIP code released Jan. 26 by the Illinois Department of Public Health shows that 70.78% of the residents of the Aurora 60503 ZIP code which extends into Kendall County are fully vaccinated, while just 38.11% of the residents in the Newark 60541 ZIP code are fully vaccinated.

The percentage of the population to be fully vaccinated elsewhere in the Kendall County area as of Jan. 26 is as follows:

Oswego 60543: 67.23%

Yorkville 60560: 66.22%

Montgomery 60538: 62.73%

Bristol 60512: 58.72%

Plano 60545: 58.51%

Sandwich 60548: 53.37%

As of Thursday, IDPH reported a total of 23,032,145 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 20,385,448 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,889,661 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 61.92%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 3,813,983 people have received a booster dose, or 29.9% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 35.39% have received at least one vaccine dose and 26.22% are fully vaccinated.

John Etheredge

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.