County cases rise to 8,386


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DeKalb County Health Department employee walks to her car with a mask on.

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DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 8,386.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,395 are younger than 19, 1,967 are in their 20s, 1,256 are in their 30s, 1,179 are in their 40s, 1,060 are in their 50s, 727 are in their 60s, 416 are in their 70s and 386 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 109 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 15,477 vaccines as of Friday, and 4,123 county residents are full vaccinated, 3.15% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

At DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road., 75 staff members and 53 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 11 DeKalb County Rehabilitation residents have died from COVID-19.

At Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, 31 staff members and 32 residents are COVID-19 positive. As of Friday, one Oak Crest resident has died from COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 1.18 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20,460 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 725,464 residents as of Friday, 5.69% of the state population.