DeKalb County reports 47.07% of population is fully vaccinated

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Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 11,594 and 49,019 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,202 are younger than 19, 2,805 are in their 20s, 1,762 are in their 30s, 1,550 are in their 40s, 1,393 are in their 50s, 953 are in their 60s, 495 are in their 70s and 434 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 124 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 99,142 vaccines as of Friday, and 49,019 county residents are fully vaccinated, 47.07% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24,261 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, 53.67% of the state population.