New COVID-19 cases decrease Wednesday in Kane County, no new deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 233 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. That’s a drop from the 313 new cases reported on Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 44,812 total cases of the virus and 615 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.3%. Currently, 23.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.3% of ICU beds.

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

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 12.2%, and DuPage County is at 9.4%.

Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

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 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 97 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 76,107 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 7.3%.

Illinois now has seen 1,046,030 total cases of the virus, and 17,840 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,380 cases, 30,727 tested; 2,044 cases, 29,377 tested

60134 – 1,897 cases, 24,842 tested

60510 – 1,685 cases, 22,139 tested

60119 – 694 cases, 7,217 tested

60554 – 735 cases, 7,936 tested

60542 – 1,346 cases, 14,383 tested

60505 & 60506 – 7,194 cases, 50,758 tested; 5,210 cases, 49,163 tested

60123 – 4,433 cases, 41,847 tested

60177 – 2,207 cases, 27,360 tested

60124 – 1,763 cases, 16,755 tested