COVID-19 cases of fully vaccinated seen at Ogle County nursing home

The cases were a mix of symptomatic and asymptomatic, and hospitalizations were involved

OREGON – Ogle County Health Department Public Administrator Kyle Auman said he’s seen cases of fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control has gotten involved, said Auman, who presented the information to the Ogle County Board at its March 16 meeting.

“We have six sent on for additional testing, and those will be sent to the CDC. There’s a couple more, too.”

Auman said March 19 that lab results still are outstanding. The COVID-19 cases occurred at a county nursing home, which he declined to name. All those infected were at least 14 days out from their second vaccine dose and for some it had been almost 30 days.

The cases are a mix of symptomatic and asymptomatic and hospitalizations were involved, Auman said.

It is not known if the cases were related to a COVID-19 variant.

“It being a possible variant is a big question right now,” Auman said. “The CDC is very interested in that, and we hope to find out more. It is certainly concerning. They have a high rate of vaccinations in that facility. There’s a lot we need to look at. Hopefully we can learn more. I’m not sure when we’ll know more. It’s up to the lab.”

The Illinois Department of Public Health gets involved any time an outbreak in a nursing home happens and it surveyed the facility and found correct protocols were followed. After the OCHD realized there were more than a few cases, the CDC was brought in, he said.

Attempts to reach the CDC and IDPH Friday night were unsuccessful.