McHenry County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

McHenry County’s positivity rate decreased for first time in two weeks, peaking at 3.9% Thursday before dropping to 3.6% Friday

Another 173 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 152,842, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 30 more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Friday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,470, 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 Friday, the IDPH reported a total of 13,056,857 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 314,083 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.53% 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, 71.5% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Friday. That rate is 73.6% for those 18 and older and 90.9% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 1,470 Friday, following a three-month high of 1,993 Thursday. The number of new hospital admissions also has been increasing, from a low of 37 on July 3 to 64 on Tuesday.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 670 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 11. Of those, 135 were in intensive care units and 44 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, decreased to 3.6%. Data remains on a three-day lag. The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, remained 2.2%.

Region 9 had 30% of its ICU beds available as of Friday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased seven out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,407,929 cases, 23,401 confirmed deaths and 2,466 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,342 cases and 1,027 deaths through Thursday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 59,828 cases and 816 deaths on Friday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,524 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,450 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) 3,101; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,748; Algonquin (60102) 2,191; Huntley (60142) 2,150; Cary (60013) 2,070; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,951; Harvard (60033) 1,601; Marengo (60152) 1,203; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,043; Wonder Lake (60097) 940; Spring Grove (60081) 730; 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.