Big drop in new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Friday after increase in cases Thursday

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a man in his 50s. There were 41 new cases reported Thursday, and 19 on Wednesday.

Kane County has now seen 59,270 total cases of the virus and 797 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.0%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 2.1%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 2.0%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 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 626 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 65,300 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 1.3%.

Illinois now has seen 1,384,365 total cases of the virus, and 22,880 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 3,225 cases, 47,627 tested; 2,705 cases, 42,692 tested

60134 – 2,672 cases, 40,901 tested

60510 – 2,398 cases, 35,636 tested

60119 – 981 cases, 11,864 tested

60554 – 1,049 cases, 13,417 tested

60542 – 1,789 cases, 26,321 tested

60505 & 60506 – 9,046 cases, 77,360 tested; 6,795 cases, 86,764 tested

60123 – 5,832 cases, 73,300 tested

60177 – 2,859 cases, 42,815 tested

60124 – 2,384 cases, 27,818 tested