McHenry County reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

McHenry County’s positivity rate remains at 4.8%, IDPH reports

Another 263 McHenry County residents now are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 153,651, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the McHenry County Department of Health reported 22 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases among residents to 29,605, including 299 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 13,139,579 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered statewide, including 315,954 in McHenry County.

So far, 49.79% 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, 72% of those age 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, the IDPH reported Wednesday. That rate is 74.1% for those 18 and older and 91.2% for those 65 and older.

The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide was 2,082 Wednesday, the first time the state surpassed 2,000 new cases since early May. The number of new hospital admissions remains on rise, from a low of 37 on July 3 to 82 on Sunday.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 857 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 4. Of those, 184 were in intensive care units, and 74 were on ventilators.

McHenry County’s positivity rate, as measured by a seven-day rolling average, stayed at 4.8%. Data remains on a three-day lag. The rate for Region 9, which is composed of Lake and McHenry counties, also remained at 3.1%.

Region 9 had 34% of its ICU beds available as of Wednesday, and the state reported hospital admissions related to COVID-19 increased seven out of the past 10 days.

Statewide, the IDPH reported 1,415,572 cases, 23,420 confirmed deaths and 2,473 probable deaths. Neighboring Lake County’s health department reported 62,536 cases and 1,029 deaths through Tuesday, and to the south, Kane County’s health department reported 60,018 cases and 816 deaths on Wednesday.

Among McHenry County ZIP codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 4,554 confirmed cases, according to county data. Woodstock (60098) follows with 3,457 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) 3,118; Lake in the Hills (60156) 2,759; Algonquin (60102) 2,200; Huntley (60142) 2,159; Cary (60013) 2,083; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 1,961; Harvard (60033) 1,603; Marengo (60152) 1,211; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 1,048; Wonder Lake (60097) 945; Spring Grove (60081) 733; Island Lake (60042) 409; Fox River Grove (60021) 374; Richmond (60071) 331; Hebron (60034) 178; Barrington (60010) 160; Union (60180) 133; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 63.

Cassie Buchman

Cassie Buchman

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