The number of new COVID-19 cases in McHenry continued to decline, the McHenry County Department of Health reported Tuesday.
The county’s COVID-19 incidence rate dropped to 51.67 new cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days from Thursday, which is on par with figures from July last year, county data show.
McHenry County has now seen 75,859 total cases, including 471 deaths and 44 deaths, which were likely caused by COVID-19 but which have not been confirmed, according to the McHenry County Department of Health. The total number has increased by nine cases from Monday. No new deaths were reported.
Transmission levels in McHenry County remained low under the latest framework released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, county data shows.
This means that the county has seen fewer than 200 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days; the number of people admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 was less than 10 per 100,000 inhabitants, also over seven days; and the percentage of staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 patients was less than 10%, measured by a seven-day average according to the CDC.
Hospital admissions across McHenry and Lake counties fell to 21 total COVID-19 patients as of Monday, measured by a seven-day rolling average, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported. This is the lowest number since July 18.
The region saw hospital admissions fall or remain stable seven of the past eight days, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.
The availability of hospital-intensive care was 29% as of Monday in the two counties, state data showed. The mark remains around the same level as last July and early August, fluctuating between 28% and 31% since 18 March.
Across Illinois, the number of hospital admissions linked to COVID-19 rose to 492 patients as of Monday, IDPH reported. Of those admitted, 70 patients were in the intensive care unit and 34 in respirators.
A further 81 vaccines were administered in McHenry County on Monday, bringing the total to 510,141 in the county, IDPH reported. The state reported that 104,199 booster shots have been administered in the county.
A total of 200,257, or an estimated 64.9% of McHenry County’s population, are now fully vaccinated, meaning they have received all the recommended doses for the vaccine they received.
Across the country, 21,339,425 vaccine doses have been administered, according to government data.
Across Illinois, 81.1% of those 5 years of age and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 72.4% are fully vaccinated, IDPH reported Tuesday. These rates are 85% and 75.9% for persons aged 12 and over, 86.3% and 77.1% for persons aged 18 and over, and 95% and 87.7% for persons aged 65 and over, respectively. older.
Across the country, a further 1,586 cases were registered on Monday, as well as a further 20 deaths. This brings the total to 3,065,321 cases, 33,348 confirmed deaths and 4,283 probable deaths.
Adjacent Lake County Health Department reported a total of 123,521 cases and 1,359 deaths up to Monday. To the south Kane County’s health department reported 125,704 cases and 1,120 deaths on Tuesday.
Among McHenry County’s zip codes, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest total number of COVID-19 cases during the pandemic with a total of 12,369 confirmed according to county data. McHenry (60050) follows with 8,667.
McHenry County’s health department only reports zip code data for parts within McHenry County, a spokeswoman for the department said. Any discrepancies between county and IDPH numbers are likely due to the preliminary nature of the data, and because each health department completes its data at different times, she said.
The following are the rest of the local division of cases by zip code: Woodstock (60098) 7,779 cases; Lake in the Hills (60156) 7,299; Huntley (60142) 6,072; Cary (60013) 5,748; Algonquin (60102) 5.355; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 4,627; Harvard (60033) 3,759; Marengo (60152) 2,748; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 2,680; Wonder Lake (60097) 2,675; Spring Grove (60081) 1,534; Fox River Grove (60021) 1.171; Island Lake (60042) 969; Richmond (60071) 717; Hebron (60034) 429; Barrington (60010) 348; Union (60180) 296; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 194.