DuPage County reports 100 COVID-19 deaths in November, highest total since May

The DuPage County Health Department on Monday reported 674 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 10 deaths: 1 man in his 50s, 3 men in their 70s, 4 men in their 80s and 2 men in their 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 44,119 coronavirus cases including 723 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of November 24 was 96.8%.

According to the DuPage County Health Department's COVID-19 dashboard, there were 100 total confirmed deaths from November 1 through November 30. That is more than double the October total of 45, and the deadliest month for the virus in DuPage County since 206 were reported in May and 204 were reported in April.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. 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 Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 85 additional deaths Monday.

By town, Wheaton has had 2,319 total cases, Glen Ellyn 1,629, Lombard 2,230, Villa Park 1,316, Hinsdale 663, Westmont 1,108, Darien 876, Woodridge 1,407, Downers Grove 1,938, Elmhurst 2,240, Warrenville 683 and Winfield 536. Addison has had 2,850 confirmed cases, Naperville 3,622, Carol Stream 2,361 and West Chicago 2,575.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format.

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. Visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.

Individual long-term care facility outbreak updates are provided on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.