County cases rise to 8,749

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Patrick Murphy

The DeKalb County Health Department announced 10 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number to 8,662.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 8,749.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,454 are younger than 19, 2,058 are in their 20s, 1,310 are in their 30s, 1,226 are in their 40s, 1,113 are in their 50s, 762 are in their 60s, 433 are in their 70s and 393 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 115 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 35,328 vaccines as of Friday, and 11,914 county residents are fully vaccinated, 11.4% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21,203 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 1.9 million residents as of Friday, 15.4% of the state population.