DuPage County reports 536 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 10 deaths

The DuPage County Health Department on Thursday reported 536 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 10 deaths: 1 man in his 50s, 1 man in his 60s, 5 men in their 70s, 1 woman in her 80s, 1 man in his 80s and 1 woman in her 90s.

It was the fewest number of cases reported since Nov. 20, but the fourth time in five days of double-digit deaths recorded in the county.

The county now has seen a total of 46,936 coronavirus cases including 762 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of November 24 was 96.8%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region's positivity rate increased to 12.9%. Currently, 14.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.3% of ICU beds.

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

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 631 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased for 10 consecutive days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 15%, and DuPage County is at 12.1%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 73 available, staffed ICU beds out of 344 total, an increase of four from Wednesday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 192 additional deaths Thursday, and again emphasized that some reporting was delayed because of the holiday weekend.

By town, Wheaton has had 2,472 total cases, Glen Ellyn 1,754, Lombard 2,403, Villa Park 1,402, Hinsdale 704, Westmont 1,173, Darien 934, Woodridge 1,475, Downers Grove 2,089, Elmhurst 2,351, Warrenville 720 and Winfield 558. Addison has had 2,976 confirmed cases, Naperville 3,947, Carol Stream 2,495 and West Chicago 2,688.

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.