Angela Blunt, Mobile Health Manager for Aunt Martha's, was busy Tuesday administering COVID-19 tests to approximately 36 people who took advantage of the free drive-thru testing event in the parking lot of Centennial Grade School in Polo.
Angela Blunt, Mobile Health Manager for Aunt Martha's, was busy Tuesday administering COVID-19 tests to approximately 36 people who took advantage of the free drive-thru testing event in the parking lot of Centennial Grade School in Polo.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 323 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

That is an increase from the 195 new cases reported on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the county is now 17,421. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County remains at 348.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 9.6%. Currently, 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% of ICU beds.

The region (Region 8) is currently in tier one of the state's additional mitigation restrictions. Recently, aKane County judge granted a temporary restraining order for a Geneva restaurant to allow for indoor dining.

The seven-day rolling average for hospitalizations for COVID-like illness have gone up 65% in 10 days in the Kane/DuPage county region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 additional deaths across the state Wednesday. The health department received the results of 70,752 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon. Illinois has seen a total of 389,095 cases and 9,619 deaths since the pandemic began.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 6.4% to 6.7%.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 808 cases, 16,165 tested; 673 cases, 13,909 tested

60134 – 693 cases, 12,570 tested

60510 – 574 cases, 12,760 tested

60119 – 207 cases, 3,821 tested

60554 – 229 cases, 4,390 tested

60542 – 471 cases, 7,770 tested

60505 & 60506 – 3,223 cases, 28,068 tested; 2,135 cases, 26,291 tested  

60123 – 1,851 cases, 21,260 tested  

60177 – 833 cases, 11,730 tested

60124 – 547 cases, 8,588 tested

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

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