Illinois public health officials on Sunday reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County.
Illinois public health officials on Sunday reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Monday reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County, and no additional deaths.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County remains at 298. The total number of cases in the county is now 9,239. There were 69 cases reported Sunday afternoon.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went down to 4.7%. Currently 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. The World Health Organization has said that in countries that have conducted extensive testing for COVID-19, the positivity rate should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

Health officials reported 1,298 new cases of the virus Monday, and 10 additional deaths statewide. Illinois has a total of 183,241 cases and 7,526 deaths and 197 probable deaths. The state reported 28,475 test specimens in the past 24 hours. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 27–August 2 is 4.0%

Cases and testing count by zip code:

St. Charles (60174 & 60175) – 291 cases, 5,327 tested; 198 cases, 3,067 tested

Geneva (60134) – 267 cases, 4,097 tested

Batavia (60510) – 210 cases, 4,823 tested

Elburn (60119) – 71 cases, 1,270 tested

Sugar Grove (60554) – 84 cases, 1,693 tested

North Aurora (60542) – 256 cases, 3,410 tested

Aurora (60505 & 60506) – 2,247 cases, 13,939 tested; 1,315 cases, 12,637 tested

Elgin (60123) – 1,073 cases, 9,409 tested  

South Elgin (60177) – 400 cases, 3,911 tested

For more local news, visit Kane County Chronicle at https://www.kcchronicle.com.

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