New COVID-19 cases in Kane County back up on Tuesday

Two additional deaths reported Tuesday

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 79 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s. The case count is an increase from the 54 cases reported Monday.

Kane County has now seen 50,879 total cases of the virus and 719 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 41 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.4%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 79 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 3.7% and DuPage County is at 3.3%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for eight out of the last 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 1,577 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 56,181 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.4%.

Illinois now has seen 1,189,416 total cases of the virus, and 20,583 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,732 cases, 37,703 tested; 2,308 cases, 35,819 tested

60134 – 2,238 cases, 30,821 tested

60510 – 1,991 cases, 27,504 tested

60119 – 814 cases, 9,000 tested

60554 – 885 cases, 9,963 tested

60542 – 1,506 cases, 18,702 tested

60505 & 60506 – 7,939 cases, 60,569 tested; 5,822 cases, 63,301 tested

60123 – 5,037 cases, 52,725 tested

60177 – 2,482 cases, 33,827 tested

60124 – 2,041 cases, 20,750 tested