Kane County sees sharp drop in number of new COVID-19 cases

Seven-day positivity average drops slightly

Illinois public officials on Sunday reported 162 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths – two men in their 80s.

That is down from 237 new cases on Saturday. Kane County has now seen 44,090 total cases of the virus and 608 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased slightly to 10.6%. Currently, 18.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.9% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 12.2%, down slightly from 12.4%, and DuPage County is at 9.7%.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state’s 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a 10-day period.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased from 8.3% to 7.9%. The state received the results of 77,775 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,028,750 total cases of the virus, and 17,574 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,330 cases, 30,301 tested; 2,013, 28,778 tested

60134 – 1,870 cases, 24,367 tested

60510 – 1,648 cases, 21,831 tested

60119 – 684 cases, 7,091 tested

60554 – 717 cases, 7,823 tested

60542 – 1,306 cases, 14,176 tested

60505 & 60506 – 7,094 cases, 50,250 tested; 5,123 cases, 48,296 tested

60123 – 4,362 cases, 41,297 tested

60177 – 2,172 cases, 27,016 tested

60124 – 1,745 cases, 16,502 tested