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

Positivity rate for McHenry County remains at 3.7%, IDPH reports

Another 336 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 152,408, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported four more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,411, 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 Wednesday, the IDPH reported a total of 13,013,705 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 313,157 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.39% 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 Wednesday. 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 958 Tuesday, 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 60 admissions Sunday, the most recent day data is available for.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 572 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 118 were in intensive care units, and 38 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, stayed at 3.7%. Data remains on a three-day lag. The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, increased to 2.1%.

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

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,404,466 cases, 23,392 confirmed deaths and 2,462 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,273 cases and 1,027 deaths through Tuesday, 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 4,513 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) 1,201; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,042; 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.

Cassie Buchman

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.