McHenry County’s positivity rate surpasses 4% for first time since late May

McHenry County reports 83 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths from over weekend

Another 400 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 153,242, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Monday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 83 more cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Monday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,553, 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 13,098,572 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 314,978 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.66% 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, 71.8% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Monday. That rate is 74% for those 18 and older and 91.1% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 1,088 Monday, a drop from the previous three days and well below the three-month high of 1,993 logged Thursday. The number of new hospital admissions, however, remains on rise, from a low of 37 on July 3 to 78 on Friday.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 721 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since early June. Of those, 152 were in intensive care units, and 54 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, increased to 4.2%, crossing the 4% threshold Thursday for the first time since May 27. Data remains on a three-day lag. The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, rose to 2.8%.

Region 9 had 33% of its ICU beds available as of Monday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased six out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,411,821 cases, 23,409 confirmed deaths and 2,472 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,461 cases and 1,028 deaths through Sunday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 59,934 cases and 816 deaths on Monday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,544 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,455 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) 3,113; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,754; Algonquin (60102) 2,196; Huntley (60142) 2,154; Cary (60013) 2,080; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,957; Harvard (60033) 1,601; Marengo (60152) 1,207; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,045; Wonder Lake (60097) 943; Spring Grove (60081) 731; Island Lake (60042) 407; Fox River Grove (60021) 374; Richmond (60071) 331; Hebron (60034) 178; Barrington (60010) 160; Union (60180) 133; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 63.

Emily Coleman

Emily K. Coleman

Originally from the northwest suburbs, Emily K. Coleman is the editor for the Northwest Herald. She spent about seven years prior to that with Shaw Media, first covering the town of Dixon for Sauk Valley Media and then various communities within McHenry County from 2012 to 2016.