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DeKalb County COVID-19 update: 82 more virus cases, 214 more residents fully vaccinated Monday

DeKALB – Health officials added 214 more residents to DeKalb County’s fully vaccinated total, while 82 new virus cases from over the weekend were reported Monday.

The new cases bring the total virus case count to 11,907, according to the DeKalb County Health Department.

The update comes after a DeKalb County resident in their 80s or older was reported to be the 126th COVID-19 related death in the county as of Friday, according to county health department officials.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which runs north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, is 5.4%. The DeKalb County positivity rate is at 5.1%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reported a seven-day average of 108 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

COVID-19 cases per week in DeKalb County since the pandemic began in March of 2020. (Screenshot by Kelsey Rettke, graph provided by DeKalb County Health Department)

COVID-19 cases per week in DeKalb County since the pandemic began in March of 2020. (Screenshot by Kelsey Rettke, graph provided by DeKalb County Health Department)

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According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 100,350 total vaccine doses have been administered to DeKalb County residents, and 49,649 residents – or 49.4% of the county’s population of 100,420, according to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data – have been fully vaccinated.

The seven-day rolling average of doses administered to county residents is at 127, with 2,004 doses of total reported inventory – 1,192 at the health department and 812 at community partners, according to state numbers. The inventory numbers are according to state health officials and might differ from local numbers, DeKalb County health officials said.

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There are three local long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 cases, with two new cases reported among them.

Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center now reports six employees have contracted the virus as of Monday. Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center still reports two employees with COVID-19. DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center now reports an outbreak of four, including three employees and one resident.

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Updated vaccination by ZIP code data shows the percentages of residents in DeKalb County ZIP codes have been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. ZIP code population data used by the IDPH utilized unofficial 2018 Census data, including those 12 and older, according to IDPH spokesperson Melaney Arnold.

This data is provisional and will be updated every Wednesday, according to IDPH:

In the 60111 (includes Clare) ZIP code, 90% of the population is fully vaccinated. In the 60112 (Cortland) ZIP code, 51.52% is fully vaccinated. In the 60115 (DeKalb) ZIP code, 43.42% is fully vaccinated. In 60135 (Genoa), it’s 52.62%. In 60145 (Kingston), 38.91% is fully vaccinated. In 60146 (Kirkland, Fairdale), 38.87% is fully vaccinated. In 60150 (Malta), 46.28% is fully vaccinated. In 60151 (Maple Park), 50.67% is fully vaccinated. In 60178 (Sycamore), 56.51% is fully vaccinated. In 60520 (Hinckley), 47.94% is fully vaccinated. In 60548 (Sandwich), 47.14% is fully vaccinated; in 60550 (Shabbona), 44.09% is fully vaccinated; in 60552 (Somonauk), 44.58% is fully vaccinated; and in 60556 (Waterman), 46.13% is fully vaccinated.

Of the new cases reported Monday, 18 were in residents age 19 or younger, 24 in their 20s, 13 in their 30s, seven in their 40s, nine in their 50s, 10 in their 60s and one in their 70s.

In total, there have been 2,295 cases in residents age 19 or younger, 2,882 in their 20s, 1,811 in their 30s, 1,581 in their 40s, 1,420 in their 50s, 979 in their 60s, 501 in their 70s and 438 in their 80s or older.

Of the 126 deaths reported in DeKalb County, 73 were in residents in their 80s or older, 20 were in their 70s, 19 in their 60s, eight in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s and one infant.

According to DeKalb County data most recently updated Monday, there have been between 5,271 and 5,275 cases in DeKalb, 2,351 and 2,355 cases in Sycamore, 1,031 and 1,035 in Sandwich and Plano (listed as one region on the site), 926 and 930 in Genoa, 266 and 270 cases in Kingston, 561 and 565 cases in Cortland, 291 and 295 cases in Hinckley, 271 and 275 in Kirkland, 246 and 250 cases in Somonauk, 166 and 170 in Waterman, 156 and 160 in Malta, 136 and 140 in Shabbona, 106 and 110 in Maple Park, 31 and 35 in Earlville, 26 and 30 in Clare, 11 and 15 in Leland, 16 to 20 in Esmond, and six and 10 in Lee. Hampshire, Marengo and Rochelle each reported between one and five cases.

The IDPH reported that 1,598,757 people in Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19, while 24,639 people have died statewide. The department reported that 30,720,108 tests have been administered to date.

According to testing and recovery data released by the county every Friday, 11,043 DeKalb County residents have fully recovered and 195,173 tests of county residents have been completed.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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