New Kane County COVID cases continue to drop

Two new COVID deaths reported Monday in Kane County

Illinois public health officials on Monday reported 188 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s.

That is the third straight day the number of cases in Kane County has dropped. Kane County saw 274 new cases on Sunday and 357 on Saturday.

Kane County has now seen 31,955 total cases of the virus and 433 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region's positivity rate decreased to 13.1%. Currently, 22.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.0% of ICU beds.

The region has four consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and four consecutive days over the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 652 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 15.4%, and DuPage County is at 11.9%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 82 available, staffed ICU beds out of 344 total, an decrease of 12 from Sunday.

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 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 85 additional deaths Monday. The IDPH received the results of 66,980 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Monday afternoon. The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 10.1% to 10.2%.

Illinois has seen 726,304 cases of the virus, and 12,278 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 1,704 cases, 22,661; 1,375 cases, 19,443 tested

60134 – 1,389 cases, 18,142 tested

60510 – 1,203 cases, 17,352 tested

60119 – 487 cases, 5,430 tested

60554 – 472 cases, 6,038 tested

60542 – 913 cases, 10,729 tested

60505 & 60506 – 5,401 cases, 39,387 tested; 3,781 cases, 36,045 tested

60123 – 3,167 cases, 30,427 tested

60177 – 1,581 cases, 18,461 tested

60124 – 1,210 cases, 12,523 tested