DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers drop again with 387 new infections, deaths rise with 10 reported

The DuPage County Health Department on Wednesday reported 387 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 10 deaths: 2 men in their 60s, 2 women in their 70s, 1 man in his 70s, 2 women in their 80s, 2 men in their 80s and 1 man in his 90s.

It was the second consecutive day that infections dropped. On Tuesday 427 were reported, which was the fewest single-day cases reported since Nov. 20. However, the 10 deaths were the most in a single day since Dec. 12.

The county now has seen a total of 54,574 coronavirus cases including 858 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 three consecutive days under 12%. The region's positivity rate decreased to 11%. Currently, 19.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26.5% of ICU beds.

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

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 537 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 9 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 12.1%, and DuPage County is at 10.4%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 67 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total.

By town, Wheaton has had 2,881 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,026, Lombard 2,795, Villa Park 1,663, Hinsdale 809, Westmont 1,333, Darien 1,076, Woodridge 1,686, Downers Grove 2,402, Elmhurst 2,752, Warrenville 8454 and Winfield 652. Addison has had 3,446 confirmed cases, Naperville 4,626, Carol Stream 2,942 and West Chicago 3,066.

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.