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YORKVILLE – The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kendall County broke 2,200 as of Tuesday, according to the Kendall County Health Department.

There were 19 new positive COVID-19 cases reported from Monday, Oct. 5 to Tuesday, Oct. 6, from Kendall County, local health officials said.

The health department reported a total of 2,201 cases of COVID-19 within the county as of Tuesday, with 1,702 of those cases listed as in recovery, or asymptomatic for at least 72 hours.

The positivity rate for Kendall County COVID-19 cases increased to 6.3% from Sept. 20 through Sept. 26, according to county health data.

The update comes after the weekly county test positivity rate declined to 5.6% from Sept. 13 through 19 after it went up to 6.5% from Sept. 6 through 12, according to county health data. It previously held at 6% from Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 and from Aug. 23 through 29.

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, and at 6.7% from Aug. 16 through 22, per health officials.

However, the positivity rate went from 5% June 21 through 27, to 4.3% June 28 through July 4, to 4.4% July 5 through 11 and ended at 5% from July 12 through 18, according to additional data released by the health department Sept. 17.

Deaths from COVID-19 remain at 26, the health department data shows, despite the Illinois Department of Public Health reporting one death, a man in his 90s, coming out of Kendall County on Thursday, Oct. 1. Arissa Hunt, spokeswoman for the Kendall County Health Department, confirmed Thursday that the state was just later than usual in reporting that specific death and there have been no new deaths reported since last month.

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.

The update comes after Kendall County health officials reported 36 new cases Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, which is the most the agency has reported in a single day.

As of Tuesday, 77% of all COVID-19 cases from the county were classified as in recovery, according to the health department. About 21% are recovering at home or at a long-term care facility, less than 1% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1.2% of all cases, according to county health data.

People ages 20 through 49 make up the most cases in Kendall County, according to health data. People in their 20s make up about 21% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up about 17% and people in their 40s make up about 18%.

Residents ages 70 and older make up 6.6% of all COVID-19 cases in the county, according to county health data. People younger than 20 make up 14% of all county cases.

Most COVID-19 cases in the county have an unreported race associated with them, or 40%, according to county health data. Nearly 29% of cases in the county are Caucasian and about a quarter are Latino.

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

Of the cases in Kendall County, 84% do not have any additional health complexities associated with them, according to county health data.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Tuesday, there have been 4,228 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 262 confirmed cases, 3,934 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 319 confirmed cases, 7,519 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 343 confirmed cases, 8,580 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 623 confirmed cases and 11,336 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 630 confirmed cases.

Also, according to IDPH data, 66 of Kendall County’s COVID-19 cases had been reported as of Sept. 25 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 54 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. 25 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 at Symphony at Orchard Valley as of Sept. 25.

For more local news, visit KendallCountyNow.com at https://www.kendallcountynow.com.

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