DeKalb County reports 46.7% of population is fully vaccinated


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A clinician uses a syringe to inject a COVD-19 vaccine into a patient.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 11,343 and 48,587 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,128 are younger than 19, 2,763 are in their 20s, 1,720 are in their 30s, 1,522 are in their 40s, 1,361 are in their 50s, 929 are in their 60s, 488 are in their 70s and 432 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 98,137 vaccines as of Friday, and 48,587 county residents are fully vaccinated, 46.7% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24,067 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 6.8 million residents as of Friday, 62.3% of the state population.