Almost half of all Kendall County residents had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Thursday, July 1, according to the county health department.
In a press statement issued Friday, July 2, the department reported that 62,595–48.93%–of the county’s population of 127,915 were fully vaccinated.
The 62,595 fully vaccinated residents is 1,679 more than the 60,916 county residents listed as fully vaccinated by the department one week earlier on June 24.
The total number of county residents to die from COVID-19 remained at 99 over the past week, according to health department data.
In addition, the health department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents, nine more cases than the 15 new cases reported by the health department on June 24.
The county’s test positivity rate as of July 1 was 1.8%, up from 1.1% as of June 24, the health department data shows.
The percentage of Kendall County residents to be fully vaccinated continues to slightly exceed the vaccination rates of its neighboring counties. According to data released Friday, July 2, by the Illinois Department of Public Health, vaccination rates in counties neighboring Kendall are as follows:
Kane County: 47.45%
Grundy County: 40.72%
Will County: 47.81%
LaSalle County: 42.24%
DeKalb County: 41.67%
The percentage of all Illinois residents to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 stood at 48.63% as of Friday, according to the IDPH.
Source: The Daily Chronicle