McHenry County reports 51 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

McHenry County positivity rate rises to 3.3%, IDPH reports

About 654 more McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to Friday’s totals, bringing the total to 151,857, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Monday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 51 more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths from over the weekend Monday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,394, including 297 confirmed deaths and 30 deaths in which the cause likely was COVID-19 but could not be confirmed.

The county’s recovery rate remains at 99%.

As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 12,969,499 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 312,053 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.21% of the county’s 308,570 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 related to COVID-19 were lifted. The state continues to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning those who are fully vaccinated can go without masks in most cases.

Statewide, 71.1% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Monday. That rate is 73.3% for those 18 and older and 90.8% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 670, after reaching a high Saturday of 1,151, the highest count since May 28. The number of new hospital admissions has also been increasing, from a low of 37 on July 3 to 55 admissions each of the last three days for which there is data.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 537 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 16. Of those, 107 were in intensive care units, and 38 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, jumped to 3.3% Monday. On Friday, the rate had risen to 2.1%, marking the first time above 2% since June 8. Monday marks the first time the county has been at or above 3% since June 3.

The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, increased to 1.9%.

Region 9 had 27% of its ICU beds available as of Monday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased five out of the past six days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,402,763 cases, 23,377 confirmed deaths and 2,464 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,230 cases and 1,027 deaths through Sunday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 59,660 cases and 815 deaths on Friday, the last day its dashboard was updated as of Monday evening.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,509 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,446 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) 3,094; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,744; Algonquin (60102) 2,186; Huntley (60142) 2,141; Cary (60013) 2,061; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,946; Harvard (60033) 1,598; Marengo (60152) 1,198; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,040; Wonder Lake (60097) 935; Spring Grove (60081) 729; Island Lake (60042) 407; Fox River Grove (60021) 372; Richmond (60071) 331; Hebron (60034) 177; Barrington (60010) 160; Union (60180) 133; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 62.

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.