McHenry County reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

McHenry County’s positivity rate decreased 0.1% to 2.1% Friday, IDPH reports

The McHenry County Department of Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths Friday.

This brings the total number of cases in the county to 29,168, 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 Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a total of 11,863,456 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 282,933 in McHenry County.

So far, 43.46% (134,100 of 308,570) of county residents have been fully vaccinated, meaning they’ve received all of the doses recommended for the vaccine they received.

The state moved to Phase 5 on Friday, which means state capacity restrictions tied to COVID-19 were lifted. The state continues to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning those fully vaccinated can go without masks in most cases.

Statewide, 60.47% of those 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday. That rate includes 63.1% for those 18 and older and 82.51% for those 65 and older.

Total hospitalizations and new admissions tied to COVID-19 continue to be on the decline, and the state reported “no significant change” in the number of deaths related to COVID-19.

McHenry County’s positivity rate fell to 2.1% Friday based on a seven-day rolling average, and Region 9 decreased to 1.2%.

Region 9 had 30% of its intensive care unit beds available as of Friday and reported COVID-19-related hospital admissions decreased or were stable 10 out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,387,029 cases, 23,035 confirmed deaths and 2,417 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,782 cases and 1,009 deaths, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 58,938 cases and 800 deaths Thursday.

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 3,417 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) 3,072; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,727; Algonquin (60102) 2,178; Huntley (60142) 2,121; Cary (60013) 2,045; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,925; Harvard (60033) 1,592; 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.

Emily K. Coleman

Originally from the northwest suburbs, Emily K. Coleman is the associate editor for the Northwest Herald. She spent about seven years prior to that with Shaw Media, first covering the town of Dixon for Sauk Valley Media and then various communities within McHenry County from 2012 to 2016.