DeKalb County reports 41.6% residents are vaccinated


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DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,398 and 43,398 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,883 are younger than 19, 2,546 are in their 20s, 1,562 are in their 30s, 1,408 are in their 40s, 1,275 are in their 50s, 855 are in their 60s, 455 are in their 70s and 414 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 120 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 89,307 vaccines as of Friday, and 43,398 county residents are fully vaccinated, 41.6% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23,245 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 6 million residents as of Friday, 48.6% of the state population.