DeKalb County reports 48% of residents are 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 12,135 and 50,340 county residents are fully vaccinated.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,364 are younger than 19, 2,917 are in their 20s, 1,846 are in their 30s, 1,617 are in their 40s, 1,446 are in their 50s, 997 are in their 60s, 507 are in their 70s and 441 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 133 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

DeKalb County has administered 101,653 vaccines as of Friday, and 50,340 county residents are fully vaccinated, 48.34% of the county population, according to state vaccine data.

Statewide, there are 1.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25,017 recorded deaths as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 7 million residents as of Friday, 55.3% of the state population.