Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness Health Educator Oswaldo Lopez does a COVID-19 test in Polo at one of his organization's mobile testing sites.
Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness Health Educator Oswaldo Lopez does a COVID-19 test in Polo at one of his organization's mobile testing sites.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Saturday reported 242 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a man in his 90s.

That is an increase from the 173 new cases reported on Friday. The total number of cases in the county is now 16,453. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 347.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly from 9.4% to 9.3%, well above the state's threshold of 8%. Currently, 24% of medical/surgical beds are available and 38% of ICU beds.

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day rolling positivity average decreased to 11.7%.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state's 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a 10-day period.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,161 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths Saturday. Illinois now has seen 370,194 total cases of the virus, and 9,481 people have died.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased from 5.6% to 6.1%. The state received the results of 83,517 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 765 cases, 15,590 tested; 605 cases, 13,075 tested

60134 – 652 cases, 12,034 tested

60510 – 529 cases, 12,193 tested

60119 – 181 cases, 3,657 tested

60554 – 201 cases, 4,202 tested

60542 – 430 cases, 7,525 tested

60505 & 60506 – 3,107 cases, 27,014 tested; 2,048 cases, 25,583 tested  

60123 – 1,794 cases, 20,525 tested  

60177 – 787 cases, 11,131 tested

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

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