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YORKVILLE – Kendall County Health Department officials reported a total of 1,881 cases of COVID-19 within the county as of Tuesday, Sept. 15, with 1,370 of those cases listed as in recovery, or asymptomatic for at least 72 hours, according to a Tuesday news release from the department.

The total number of cases reported increased by 14 from Monday, when 1,867 cases were reported and 1,332 cases were listed by the health department as in recovery.

Deaths from COVID-19 remained at 26, health department data shows.

Of the 26 deaths, the most recent was reported by the health department Sept. 3. The health department identified the victim as a man in his 50s, but did not mention whether he had additional health complexities.

The death from COVID-19 was the first in about a month reported from the county. Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell confirmed Sept. 3 that there have been no new deaths related to COVID-19 within the county’s borders, meaning the most recent death occurred outside of the county.

As of Tuesday, about 73% of all COVID-19 cases from the county were classified as in recovery, or asymptomatic for at least 72 hours, according to the health department.

About a quarter are recovering at home or at a long-term care facility, less than 1% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1.4% of all cases, according to county health data.

The weekly county test positivity rate held at 6% for the second consecutive week as of Tuesday.

County health data previously showed the test positivity rate for COVID-19 fell from 6.8% between July 19 and July 25, to 5.7% from July 26 through Aug. 1, to 5.1% from Aug. 2 to Aug. 8. The test positivity rate for COVID-19 in the county was at 6.4% from Aug. 9 through 15, ND at 6.7% from Aug. 16 through 22, per health officials.

People from ages 20 through 49 make up the most cases in Kendall County, according to health data. People in their 20s make up about 22% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up about 17% and people in their 40s make up 18%.

Residents ages 70 and older make up 6.4% of all COVID-19 cases in the county, according to health data.

People younger than 20 years old make up just under 13% of all county cases.

Most COVID-19 cases in the county have an unreported race associated with them, or a third of all cases. About 31% of cases in the county are Caucasian and about 28% are Latino.

Women account for 52% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 48%, according to Tuesday’s county health data. More than half of the individuals who contracted COVID-19, 52%, live in either Oswego, 25%; Plano, 13%; or Yorkville, 13%, the data shows.

A total of 84% of all cases in Kendall County do not have any additional health complexities associated with them, according to county health data.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Tuesday, there have been 3,629 people tested for COVID-19 in ZIP code 60548 (including Sandwich) with 220 confirmed cases, 3,390 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 268 confirmed cases, 5,920 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 288 confirmed cases, 7,293 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 537 confirmed cases and 9,584 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 545 confirmed cases.

Also, according to IDPH data, 62 of Kendall County’s COVID-19 cases had been reported as of Sept. 11 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 50 at Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego, eight at the Hillside Rehab and Care in Yorkville and four at Association of Individual Development facilities in the county.

Deaths at the three facilities as of Sept. 11 totaled nine at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, two at Hillside Rehab and Care and three at the Association for Individual Development.

In Aurora and in Kane County, the IDPH reported a total of 123 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths had occurred as of Sept. 11 at Symphony at Orchard Valley.

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