McHenry County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

McHenry County’s positivity rate reaches 3.7%, IDPH reports

Another 215 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 152,072, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 13 more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Tuesday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,407, 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 Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 12,987,990 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 312,462 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.28% 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, 71.2% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Monday. That rate is 73.4% for those 18 and older and 90.8% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 745 Monday, 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 58 admissions on July 17, the most recent day data is available for.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 601 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 14. Of those, 107 were in intensive care units, and 43 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, jumped to 3.7% Saturday. Friday marks the first time the county has been at or above 3% since June 3. The positivity rate has risen by over two percentage points in just one week.

The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, increased to 2%.

Region 9 had 28% of its ICU beds available as of Monday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased six out of the past seven days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,403,508 cases, 23,383 confirmed deaths and 2,462 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,246 cases and 1,027 deaths through Sunday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 59,709 cases and 815 deaths on Tuesday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,512 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) 3,095; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,744; Algonquin (60102) 2,187; Huntley (60142) 2,142; Cary (60013) 2,065; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,946; Harvard (60033) 1,598; Marengo (60152) 1,200; 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.