McHenry County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

About 43% of McHenry County residents now fully vaccinated with more than 280,000 doses administered, IDPH reports

The McHenry County Department of Health reported just four new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths Wednesday.

This brings the total number of cases in the county to 29,155, including 282 confirmed deaths and 29 deaths in which the cause likely was COVID-19 but could not be confirmed.

The county’s recovery rate remains at 99%.

As of Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a total of 11,759,105 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 280,691 in McHenry County.

So far, 43.02% (132,759 of 308,570) of county residents have been fully vaccinated, meaning they’ve received all of the doses recommended for the vaccine they received.

In February, Region 9 moved from Tier 1 to Phase 4, allowing for competitive high school sports to be played, loosening capacity limits for retail and personal care businesses, and enabling restaurants to serve parties of as many as 10 people.

The state moved to a bridge phase on May 14 ahead and is set to move to Phase 5 on Friday.

The state already has met the criteria in terms of the percentage of residents 16 and older to receive at least one dose of a vaccine and total hospitalizations and new admissions tied to COVID-19 have been on the decline. The state reported “no significant change” number of deaths related to COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, 82.31% of those 65 and older had received at least one dose. Additionally, 62.77% of those 18 and older had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Wednesday and 60.08% of residents 12 and older also received at least one dose.

McHenry County’s positivity rate stayed at 2.5% Wednesday based on a seven-day rolling average, and Region 9 decreased to 1.3%.

Region 9 had 31% of its intensive care unit beds available as of Wednesday and reported COVID-19-related hospital admissions decreased or were stable 10 out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,386,262 cases, 22,997 confirmed deaths and 2,416 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,761 cases and 1,009 deaths as of Tuesday, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 58,925 cases and 800 deaths.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,446 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,412 cases.

The McHenry County health department reports ZIP code data only for parts within McHenry County, a department spokeswoman said. Any discrepancies between county and IDPH numbers likely are because of the data’s provisional nature and because each health department finalizes its data at different times, she said.

The following is the rest of the local breakdown of cases by ZIP code: McHenry (60050) 3,073; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,727; Algonquin (60102) 2,177; Huntley (60142) 2,120; Cary (60013) 2,044; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,922; Harvard (60033) 1,590; Marengo (60152) 1,188; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,036; Wonder Lake (60097) 933; Spring Grove (60081) 722; Island Lake (60042) 402; Fox River Grove (60021) 369; Richmond (60071) 327; Hebron (60034) 177; Barrington (60010) 157; Union (60180) 131; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 61.

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.