Medical professionals can be seen administering COVID-19 tests to students an faculty of Lewis University on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Romeoville, Ill.
Medical professionals can be seen administering COVID-19 tests to students an faculty of Lewis University on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Romeoville, Ill.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Tuesday reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a woman in her 80s.

That is a small increase from the 54 new cases reported on Monday. The total number of cases in the county is now 12,194. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is now 324.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.8%. Currently, 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% 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 Illinois Department of Public Health will monitor if these indicators show an increase in COVID-19 disease burden with a simultaneous decrease in hospital capacity or if there are three consecutive days greater than or equal to 8% test positivity rate (7 day rolling).

These indicators can be used to determine whether additional community mitigation interventions are needed for a region to control the further spread of COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,466 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths Tuesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained at 3.6%. The state received the results of 39,031 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 264,210 total cases of the virus and 8,332 people have died.

Cases and testing count by zip code. Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 513 cases, 9,732 tested; 410 cases, 7,884 tested

60134 – 425 cases, 7,720 tested

60510 – 330 cases, 8,110 tested

60119 – 105 cases, 2,373 tested

60554 – 120 cases, 2,876 tested

60542 – 323 cases, 5,502 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,569 cases, 20,259 tested; 1,646 cases, 19,044 tested  

60123 – 1,373 cases, 15,450 tested  

60177 – 584 cases, 6,719 tested

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

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