IDPH: About 46% of McHenry County residents now fully vaccinated

McHenry County Department of Health reports one fewer case of COVID-19, no additional deaths

About 550 more McHenry County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total number to 142,037, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Thursday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported one fewer case of COVID-19 on Thursday, lowering the total number of cases among residents to 29,210.

No additional deaths were reported, as the toll stayed at 283 confirmed deaths and 29 where the death was likely caused by COVID-19 but not confirmed.

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.

The county’s recovery rate remains at 99%.

As of Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a total of 12,319,794 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered statewide, including 295,124 in McHenry County.

So far, 46.03% 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, 68.2% of those 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Thursday. That rate includes 70.7%% for those 18 and older and 89.5% for those 65 and older.

Total hospitalizations and new admissions tied to COVID-19 continue to be a declining trend line, as do the number of deaths related to COVID-19.

McHenry County’s positivity rate stayed at 1.2% Thursday based on a seven-day rolling average, and Region 9, which is comprised of Lake and McHenry counties, stayed at 0.9%.

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

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,390,140 cases, 23,191 confirmed deaths and 2,439 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 61,909 cases and 1,020 deaths as of Wednesday, while to the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 59,390 cases and 808 deaths on Thursday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,452 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,432 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) 2,732; Algonquin (60102) 2,183; Huntley (60142) 2,122; Cary (60013) 2,047; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,930; Harvard (60033) 1,593; Marengo (60152) 1,188; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,036; Wonder Lake (60097) 931; Spring Grove (60081) 723; 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.

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.