DuPage County reports 427 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, fewest since November 20, two deaths

The DuPage County Health Department on Tuesday reported 427 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 2 deaths, 2 women in their 80s.

It was the fewest single-day cases reported since Nov. 20.

The county now has seen a total of 54,187 coronavirus cases including 848 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of December 8 was 97.2%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen two consecutive days under 12%. The region's positivity rate decreased to 11.6%. Currently, 19.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 27% of ICU beds.

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

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 12.7%, and DuPage County is at 11%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 96 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total and 356 ventilators available out of 573.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,359 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 117 additional deaths on Tuesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 8.6%.

By town, Wheaton has had 2,851 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,016, Lombard 2,768, Villa Park 1,645, Hinsdale 798, Westmont 1,322, Darien 1,065, Woodridge 1,678, Downers Grove 2,381, Elmhurst 2,729, Warrenville 845 and Winfield 644. Addison has had 3,423 confirmed cases, Naperville 4,601, Carol Stream 2,921 and West Chicago 3,052.

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.