IDPH: About 45% of McHenry County residents now fully vaccinated

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

Nearly 700 more McHenry County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total number to 138,718, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths Friday.

That brings the total number of cases in the county to 29,197, 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 12,158,530 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 289,974 in McHenry County.

So far, 44.96% 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 June 11, which means COVID-19-related state capacity restrictions 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, 67.3% of those 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday. That rate includes 70% for those 18 and older and 89.1% for those 65 and older.

Total hospitalizations and new admissions related 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 fell to 1.4% Friday based on a seven-day rolling average, the lowest it’s been since the state began releasing that county-level statistic last June, and Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, stayed at 1.1%.

Region 9 had 33% 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 1,388,688 cases, 23,133 confirmed deaths and 2,433 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,849 cases and 1,015 deaths as of Thursday, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 59,315 cases and 806 deaths Thursday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,450 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,427 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) 3,068; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,730; Algonquin (60102) 2,181; Huntley (60142) 2,122; Cary (60013) 2,049; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,930; 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) 722; Island Lake (60042) 403; Fox River Grove (60021) 369; Richmond (60071) 328; Hebron (60034) 177; Barrington (60010) 158; 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.