McHenry County reports only one new COVID-19 case

McHenry County’s positivity rate dipped to 1.6% Wednesday, IDPH reports

The McHenry County Department of Health reported only one new case of COVID-19 and no deaths Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 29,192.

In total, McHenry County has seen 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 12,070,091 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 288,006 in McHenry County.

So far, 44.57% (137,541 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, 66.9% of those 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday. That rate includes 69.7% for those 18 and older and 89% for those 65 and older.

Total hospitalizations and new admissions tied to COVID-19 continue to be on the decline, and the state reported a decreasing trend line in the number of deaths related to COVID-19.

McHenry County’s positivity rate dipped to 1.6% Wednesday based on a seven-day rolling average, and Region 9, which is comprised of Lake and McHenry counties, stayed at 1.2%.

Region 9 had 34% 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 1,388,338 cases, 23,104 confirmed deaths and 2,427 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,832 cases and 1,014 deaths as of Tuesday, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 58,998 cases and 804 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 3,426 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) 3,070; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,729; Algonquin (60102) 2,180; Huntley (60142) 2,122; Cary (60013) 2,049; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,929; Harvard (60033) 1,593; Marengo (60152) 1,190; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,036; Wonder Lake (60097) 931; Spring Grove (60081) 723; Island Lake (60042) 403; Fox River Grove (60021) 370; Richmond (60071) 328; 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.