DeKalb County reports 46.4% of residents are vaccinated


Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

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DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 11,125 and 48,260 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,050 are younger than 19, 2,721 are in their 20s, 1,690 are in their 30s, 1,501 are in their 40s, 1,346 are in their 50s, 910 are in their 60s, 478 are in their 70s and 429 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 123 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 97,372 vaccines as of Friday, and 48,260 county residents are fully vaccinated, 46.4% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23,889 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 6.7 million residents as of Friday, 61.3% of the state population.