McHenry County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Illinois reported the highest daily number of new cases Thursday since early May

Another 261 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 152,669, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Thursday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 29 more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Thursday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,440, 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 Thursday, the IDPH reported a total of 13,038,137 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 313,729 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.48% 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, 71.3% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Thursday. That rate is 73.5% for those 18 and older and 90.9% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 1,993 Wednesday, the highest count since May 7. The number of new hospital admissions has also been increasing, from a low of 37 on July 3 to 62 new admissions reported Thursday.

As of Thursday, Illinois had 628 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 119 were in intensive care units, and 39 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, increased to 3.9%. Data remains on a three-day lag. The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, increased to 2.2%.

Region 9 had 29% of its ICU beds available as of Thursday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased six out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,406,459 cases, 23,398 confirmed deaths and 2,462 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,308 cases and 1,027 deaths through Wednesday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 59,744 cases and 815 deaths on Thursday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,517 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,448 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) 3,098; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,745; Algonquin (60102) 2,190; Huntley (60142) 2,147; Cary (60013) 2,068; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,949; Harvard (60033) 1,600; Marengo (60152) 1,201; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,043; Wonder Lake (60097) 937; 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.