DeKalb County reports 50.19% 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 13,280 and 52,269 county residents are fully vaccinated, 50.19% of the county population.

Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 2,748 are younger than 19, 3,107 are in their 20s, 2,031 are in their 30s, 1,745 are in their 40s, 1,563 are in their 50s, 1,070 are in their 60s, 550 are in their 70s and 466 are 80 or older.

As of Friday, 137 people have died from the coronavirus in the county, according to the DCHD.

Statewide, there are 1.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 26,227 recorded deaths as of Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state has fully vaccinated 7.6 million residents as of Friday, 70.9% of the state population.

CVS Pharmacy, 1022 W. Lincoln Highway, offers COVID-19 testing by appointment. Visit the CVS website for more information.

Visit the IDPH website for information on testing sites.

Contact the IDPH hotline at 1800-889-3931 or email [email protected] for questions about COVID-19.