DeKalb County reports 47.95% of population is fully vaccinated


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The DeKalb County Health Department.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 12,023 and 49,937 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,329 are younger than 19, 2,900 are in their 20s, 1,826 are in their 30s, 1,600 are in their 40s, 1,435 are in their 50s, 988 are in their 60s, 504 are in their 70s and 441 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 128 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 100,864 vaccines as of Friday, and 49,937 county residents are fully vaccinated, 47.95% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24,783 recorded deaths as of 3 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 6.9 million residents as of Friday, 54.84% of the state population.