Two more DeKalb County residents have died of coronavirus, death toll rises to 183 – Shaw Local


DeKALB – Two more DeKalb County residents have died of COVID-19, state data showed Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 183.

79 new cases of the virus were also reported.

This brings the total number of cases to 22,002, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Case data does not include positive cases identified by home virus testing and may not include pending test results to be reported by pending labs.

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Hospitalizations and positivity rates

As of Wednesday, there were 18 intensive care unit beds available in the area, according to state data.

There have been 72 additional boosters administered to DeKalb County residents, and 56 more have been fully vaccinated.

DeKalb County continues to report high community transmission of the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Wednesday, the county reported about 707 cases per 100,000 people and 27 new hospital admissions. According to the CDC, everyone in DeKalb County should wear masks in indoor public places.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 1, which stretches north to Rockford and west to the Iowa border, is 13.1%. DeKalb County’s positivity rate is 10.1%. Positivity rates are reported with a three-day data lag. Region 1 also reported a seven-day average of 201 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, which includes 17 consecutive days of declining COVID-19 patients.

According to the IDPH, 142,034 total vaccine doses were administered to residents of DeKalb County and 56,414 residents – or 56.2% of the county’s population of 100,420, according to 2020 US Census Bureau data – received been fully vaccinated. On Wednesday, 27,301 booster shots were administered to county residents. The seven-day rolling average of doses administered to county residents is 207.

To date, at least 325,330 COVID-19 tests have been performed on DeKalb County residents.

Vaccination by postal code

Updated vaccination data by zip code shows the percentages of residents of DeKalb County zip codes who have been fully vaccinated as of January 26. These data are provisional and will be updated every Wednesday, according to the IDPH.

• 60111 (includes Clare) Postcode, 98% of population fully immunized (100% of residents have received at least one dose)

• 60112 (Cortland) ZIP Code, 61.52% fully vaccinated

• 60115 (DeKalb) Zip Code, 48.79% fully vaccinated

• 60135 (Genoa), 60.76% is completely vaccinated

• 60145 (Kingston), 44.59% fully vaccinated

• 60146 (Kirkland, Fairdale), 44.37% fully vaccinated

• 60150 (Malta), 52.6% are fully vaccinated

• 60151 (Maple Park), 57.01% fully immunized

• 60178 (Sycamore), 64.71% is completely vaccinated

• 60520 (Hinckley), 54.63% fully vaccinated

• 60548 (Sandwich), 53.37% fully vaccinated

• 60550 (Shabbona), 47.73% fully vaccinated

• 60552 (Somonauk), 51.28% fully vaccinated

• 60556 (Waterman), 51.55% fully vaccinated

Congregate care settings

The total number of care centers in outbreak mode is nine, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. Immunization data from some facilities is not publicly available.

As of January 28:

• Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore reports 20 cases, 15 among staff and five among residents.

• The Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retreat Center in DeKalb reports 53 cases: 46 staff and seven residents. According to IDPH, 97.57% of Oak Crest employees are fully immunized, along with 100% of residents, as of January 14.

• Prairie Crossing Rehabilitation in Shabbona reports 37 cases: 22 staff and 15 residents. 67.69% of employees are vaccinated, and 97.96% of residents.

• The DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb reports 48 cases: 42 staff and four residents, and two deaths. 78.82% of its employees are fully vaccinated, and 93.33% of residents.

• Heritage Woods in DeKalb reports 14 cases: five residents and nine employees.

• Bethany Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb reports 36 cases: 21 staff and 16 residents and four deaths, 90.24% of staff fully immunized and 81.33% of residents.

• Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich reports 75 cases: 24 staff, 51 residents and seven resident deaths. 82.91% of staff are fully vaccinated, and 84.72% of residents.

• Sandwich Health Care and Rehabilitation Center reports eight cases: eight staff, no residents.

• Aperion Care in DeKalb reports 38 cases: 25 staff, 13 residents.

The state considers an installation in epidemic mode if new virus activity is apparently linked to the installation within 30 days. If the facility goes 30 days without reporting new activity, it will be removed from the health department’s outbreak website, health officials said.

The state does not update long-term care facility numbers if a person has fully recovered. The numbers remain listed in total for the duration of the outbreak.

Cases, deaths in DeKalb County

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to the DeKalb County Health Department, updated Friday:

As of January 28, there were 5,268 cases among residents aged 19 or younger, 4,642 in their 20s, 3,321 in their 30s, 2,788 in their 40s, 2,517 in their 50s, 1,638 in their 60s, 830 in their 60s and 643 in their 60s. their 80s or older.

Of the 179 total deaths reported in DeKalb County by local health officials as of Jan. 28, 94 were in residents age 80 or older, 27 were in their 70s, 31 in their 60s, 18 in their 50s, five in in forties, two in their thirties, one in their twenties and a baby.

Neither national nor local data specify the number of cases linked to variants of COVID-19.

IDPH reported that 2,939,099 Illinoisans have tested positive for COVID-19, while 31,123 have died statewide. The department said at least 51,498,181 tests have been administered so far.


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