January 23, 2021

Slight drop in new COVID cases reported Saturday in Kane County

No additional COVID deaths reported in Kane County Saturday

KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Saturday reported 357 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

That a decrease from the 380 cases reported on Friday. Kane County has now seen 31,493 total cases of the virus and 429 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days below the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region's positivity rate decreased to 13.2%. Currently, 22.5% of medical/surgical beds and 20.4% of ICU beds are available.

The region has been above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability and above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability for two days apiece.

The West Suburban region has a rolling seven-day average of 677 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have increased five out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 15.5%, and DuPage County is at 12%.

Finally, within the West Suburban region, 72 out of 344 staffed ICU beds are available, the same number as Friday.

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 reported 7,873 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 108 additional deaths Saturday. The IDPH received the results of 79,055 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon. The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained at 10.1%.

Illinois has seen 712,936 cases of the virus, and 12,137 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 1,697 cases, 22,426 ; 1,360 cases, 19,355 tested

60134 – 1,373 cases, 17,978 tested

60510 – 1,194 cases, 17,247 tested

60119 – 477 cases, 5,385 tested

60554 – 460 cases, 5,982 tested

60542 – 898 cases, 10,645 tested

60505 & 60506 – 5,321 cases, 38,931 tested; 3,736 cases, 35,735 tested

60123 – 3,104 cases, 29,865 tested

60177 – 1,558 cases, 18,149 tested

60124 – 1,192 cases, 12,401 tested