McHenry County COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Admission Rate Continues to Rise – Shaw Local

The rate of new COVID-19 cases in McHenry County has increased 39% since last week, with the rate of new hospitalizations also increasing, according to county and state health department data.

The county’s COVID-19 incidence rate was 293.13 new cases per 100,000 population for the past seven days on Sunday, up from 216.11 a week earlier and the highest since Feb. 11, data shows. from the McHenry County Health Department.

McHenry County has now had 79,361 total COVID-19 cases, including 483 confirmed deaths and 45 deaths that were likely caused by COVID-19 but were not confirmed Friday. No new deaths were reported last week.

The level of COVID-19 has remained average, a level the McHenry County Health Department first reported a week ago.

This means the county has recorded more than 200 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days; the number of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 was less than 10 per 100,000 population, also over seven days; and the percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients was less than 10%, as measured by a seven-day average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

McHenry County is now one of 23 counties in the state with medium spread, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The rate of COVID-19 cases among McHenry County 12 to 17 year olds rose and fell over the week, ending at 11 new cases each day beginning Friday, the same as a week earlier, according to IDPH data.

Children ages 5 to 11 have seen their rate of new cases in the county drop over the past week, from 16.6 new cases each day to 14.3, according to seven-day rolling averages reported Friday by the ‘State.

Cases among newborns to 4 years old rose to 5.6 new cases each day from 3.7 the previous week, according to state data.

COVID-19-related hospital admissions rose, with the seven-day rolling average hitting four new patients a day from Tuesday, the eighth consecutive day at this level, IDPH reported. Until May 3, the average had remained between one and three since February 17.

Availability of hospital intensive care units in McHenry and Lake counties fell to 25% Thursday, from 28% a week earlier, according to the seven-day average reported by IDPH.

In Illinois, the seven-day rolling average for the number of new COVID-19-related hospital admissions was 79 on Tuesday, IDPH reported. Of the 909 hospitalized with COVID-19, 87 were in intensive care and 25 were on ventilators as of Thursday.

An additional 1,772 vaccines were administered in McHenry County last week, bringing the county’s total to 528,704, IDPH reported. The state reported that 107,505 booster shots were administered in the county.

A total of 201,747 people, or approximately 65.38% of McHenry County’s population, are now fully immunized, meaning they have received all recommended doses of the vaccine they were given.

In Illinois, 81.7% of people age 5 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 73.4% are fully vaccinated, IDPH reported Friday. These rates are respectively 85.6% and 76.9% for people aged 12 and over, 87% and 78.2% for people aged 18 and over, and 95% and 89.2% for people aged 18 and over. people aged 65 and over.

Illinois’ daily case rate stood at 44.9 new cases per 100,000 people, according to the seven-day rolling average reported Friday, with 45 deaths reported last week. Illinois has now seen 3,209,341 cases of COVID-19, 33,705 confirmed deaths, and 4,300 deaths where COVID-19 was the probable but unconfirmed cause.

Neighboring Lake County Health Department reported a total of 131,922 cases and 1,382 deaths through Thursday. To the south, the Kane County Health Department reported 131,760 cases and 1,127 deaths on Friday.

Of the ZIP codes in McHenry County, Crystal Lake (60014) has the highest total number of COVID-19 cases during the pandemic with a total of 13,012 confirmed, according to county data. McHenry (60,050) follows with 9,077.

The McHenry County Health Department reports ZIP code data only for portions of McHenry County, a department spokeswoman said. Any discrepancies between county and IDPH numbers are likely due to the provisional nature of the data and the fact that each health department finalizes its data at different times, she said.

Here is the rest of the local breakdown of cases by zip code: Woodstock (60098) 8,124 cases; Lake in the Hills (60156) 7,697; Huntley (60142) 6426; Cary (60013) 6027; Algonquin (60102) 5619; Johnsburg and McHenry (60051) 4826; Harvard (60033) 3869; Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and Prairie Grove (60012) 2837; Marengo (60152) 2817; Lake Wonder (60097) 2,756; Spring Grove (60081) 1589; Fox River Grove (60021) 1219; Island Lake (60042) 1,014; Richmond (60071) 756; Hebron (60034) 444; Barrington (60010) 368; union (60180) 302; and Ringwood and Wonder Lake (60072) 205.

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