County cases rise to 8,864

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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 8,864.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,486 are younger than 19, 2,081 are in their 20s, 1,335 are in their 30s, 1,241 are in their 40s, 1,122 are in their 50s, 767 are in their 60s, 436 are in their 70s and 396 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 41,615 vaccines as of Friday, and 13,587 county residents are fully vaccinated, 13% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21,348 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 2.2 million residents as of Friday, 17.8% of the state population.