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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The county’s COVID-19 positivity test rate also jumped from 6.5% the week of Oct. 14 to 9.3% the week of Oct. 11.

The 39 additional cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county to 2,753, with 2,159 as listed in recovery, according to the health department.

The health department reported a total of 61 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 26.

Total number of deaths in the county from COVID-19 remained at 28, the health department said.

As of Tuesday, just less than 79% of all COVID-19 cases in the county were classified as in recovery, the health department said. Just less than 20% are recovering at home or at a long-term care facility, 0.7% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1% of all cases, according to health department data.

People ages 20 through 49 make up the majority of COVID-19 cases in Kendall County, according to health department 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 just less than 18%.

Residents ages 70 and older comprise 3.9% of all cases in the county, according to county health data. People younger than 20 make up about 13% of all county cases.

Most COVID-19 cases in the county have an unreported race associated with them, just less than 46%, according to Tuesday’s county health data. About 29% of cases in the county are Caucasian and about 18% are Latino.

Women account for 52% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 48%, according to Tuesday’s county health data. The majority of individuals who contracted COVID-19 live in either Oswego, 26%; Plano, 12%; Oswego Township, 12%; or Yorkville, 14%, the data shows.

Of the total 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 5,229 people tested for COVID-19 in ZIP code 60548 (including Sandwich) with 379 confirmed cases, 4,749 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 379 confirmed cases, 9,462 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 482 confirmed cases, 10,334 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 776 confirmed cases and 13,552 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 798 confirmed cases.

Also, according to IDPH data, 69 of Kendall County’s COVID-19 cases had been reported as of Oct. 23 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 57 at Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego, 11 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 Oct. 23 totaled nine at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, two at Hillside Rehab and Care and four at the Association for Individual Development.

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