Coronavirus

McHenry County reports 3 additional deaths from COVID-19, 46 new confirmed cases

Woodstock positive test rate reaches 31.5%

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The McHenry County Department of Health reported 46 new cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths Friday.

Among the McHenry County deaths was a woman in her 80s and a man older than 100, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

This brings the county’s totals to 679 confirmed cases and 39 related deaths, according to the MCDH.

Woodstock’s 60098 ZIP code continues to lead the county in COVID-19 cases.

According to IDPH data updated Friday, 454 total people have been tested for the virus in that ZIP code, with 143 having tested positive.

That means Woodstock’s positive test rate is at 31.5%, significantly higher than the statewide average of 21.2% reported by the IDPH on
Friday.

Of the county’s other major municipalities, Crystal Lake (60014) has tested 531 people with 75 positive results, McHenry (60050) has tested 398 people with 93 positive cases and Harvard (60033) has tested 183 people with 53 positive.

A full list of ZIP code-specific data for the state is available on the IDPH’s website under “COVID-19 Statistics.”

Lake County reported 173 new confirmed cases Friday, according to the Lake County Health Department, bringing the county’s totals to 3,794 cases and 127 deaths.

The Kane County Health Department reported 171 new cases of the virus and four additional deaths Friday, bringing countywide totals to 1,726 confirmed cases and 52 deaths.

Statewide, there were 3,137 new cases and 105 additional deaths reported Friday by the IDPH.

This marks a record for the highest single-day increase in confirmed cases in the state.

Of the new deaths reported, the majority were from Cook and DuPage counties, with 69 and 11, respectively, according to the IDPH.

Friday’s numbers brought state totals to 56,055 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,457 related deaths in Illinois.

There have been a total of 284,688 COVID-19 tests conducted across the state to date, the IDPH said.

Also Friday, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the start of the state’s extended stay-at-home order, which will run through May 30.

All Illinois residents age 2 and older now are required to wear a mask or face covering when in public areas where they are unable to maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from other individuals.

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