McHenry County reports four fewer COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

So far, more than 45% of McHenry County residents are now vaccinated, IDPH reports

The McHenry County Department of Health reported four fewer cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, lowering the total numbers of cases among residents to 29,213.

Cases can come off a county’s total if the person who tested positive is determined not to be a resident following a case investigation or if a probable case is determined not to be COVID-19.

McHenry County’s total number of cases include 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 Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a total of 12,260,505 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 292,592 in McHenry County.

So far, 45.49% (140,362 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 June 11, 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, 68% of those 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday. That rate includes 70.6% for those 18 and older and 89.4% 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 decreased to 1.2% Tuesday based on a seven-day rolling average, and Region 9, which is comprised of Lake and McHenry counties, increased to 1%.

Region 9 had 32% of its intensive care unit beds available as of Tuesday and reported COVID-19-related hospital admissions decreased or were stable 10 out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,389,634 cases, 23,165 confirmed deaths and 2,435 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,889 cases and 1,019 deaths as of Monday, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 59,372 cases and 808 deaths on Tuesday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,451 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,433 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) 2,731; Algonquin (60102) 2,183; Huntley (60142) 2,121; Cary (60013) 2,048; 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) 725; Island Lake (60042) 407; Fox River Grove (60021) 370; Richmond (60071) 328; Hebron (60034) 177; Barrington (60010) 158; Union (60180) 131; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 61.