New COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County jump Wednesday

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a man in his 80s. There were six new cases reported both Monday and Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 59,338 total cases of the virus and 800 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.7%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity stayed flat at 1.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 1.6%.

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 408 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 41,758 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 1.0%.

Illinois now has seen 1,386,262 total cases of the virus, and 22,997 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 3,227 cases, 47,860 tested; 2,708 cases, 42,911 tested

60134 – 2,672 cases, 41,144 tested

60510 – 2,400 cases, 35,860 tested

60119 – 983 cases, 11,932 tested

60554 – 1,049 cases, 13,522 tested

60542 – 1,792 cases, 26,492 tested

60505 & 60506 – 9,053 cases, 77,912 tested; 6,805 cases, 87,543 tested

60123 – 5,845 cases, 74,115 tested

60177 – 2,863 cases, 43,104 tested

60124 – 2,390 cases, 28,129 tested