Natalie Nelson of Fox River Grove holds up a bag of donated food for food clients waiting June 26 outside to see at The Salvation Army in Crystal Lake. The organization opened up a temporary food pantry to help clients and their families during these difficult times. The pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Seven volunteers worked inside the shed to collect and distribute donated food to clients waiting socially distant outside.
Natalie Nelson of Fox River Grove holds up a bag of donated food for food clients waiting June 26 outside to see at The Salvation Army in Crystal Lake. The organization opened up a temporary food pantry to help clients and their families during these difficult times. The pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Seven volunteers worked inside the shed to collect and distribute donated food to clients waiting socially distant outside.

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According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, McHenry County had a decrease in positivity rate, emergency department visits and hospital admissions related to COVID-19 for the week of June 21-27.

McHenry County had 26 new cases per 100,000 people, six deaths, a 3.2% positivity rate and 3,040 tests performed, more than 750 tests than the previous week reported. The county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 conditions, according to the IDPH’s most recent data.

The IDPH first started reporting county level COVID-19 risk metrics June 25 to measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond. The county metrics are presented as weekly values – based on Sunday to Saturday of the week.

The first week that the state announced risk metrics by county, for the week of June 14-20, McHenry County had 21 new cases per 100,000 people, six deaths, a 4.3% positivity rate and 2,282 tests performed.

The complete county risk metrics can be found at www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

During Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, the IDPH reminds everyone to wash their hands, wear a face covering and social distance.

McHenry County had 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to the McHenry County Department of Public Health. The county did not see any additional deaths for the fourth straight day.

McHenry County now has seen 2,097 confirmed cases of the virus since the pandemic began, as of Friday. The county has reported 97 total deaths and two probable COVID-19-related deaths.

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