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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.
That is an increase from the 23 new cases reported on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the county is now 13,285. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 326.
The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.4%. Currently, 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% 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 on Wednesday reported 2,273 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 35 additional deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained at 3.6%. The state received the results of 58,546 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.
Illinois now has seen 293,274 total cases of the virus, and 8,672 people have died.
Cases and testing count by zip code. Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:
60174 & 60175 – 574 cases, 11,712 tested; 461 cases, 10,324 tested
60134 – 488 cases, 9,024 tested
60510 – 360 cases, 9,705 tested
60119 – 128 cases, 2,807 tested
60554 – 144 cases, 3,371 tested
60542 – 350 cases, 6,196 tested
60505 & 60506 – 2,712 cases, 22,166 tested; 1,743 cases, 21,262 tested
60123 – 1,504 cases, 17,222 tested
60177 – 634 cases, 8,234 tested
For more local news, visit Kane County Chronicle at https://www.kcchronicle.com.