Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported five new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. There were six new cases reported Monday.
Kane County has now seen 59,394 total cases of the virus and 804 people have died.
The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.4%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.
Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.8%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 1.2%.
Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 62 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.
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 226 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 41,364 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.
Illinois now has seen 1,387,986 total cases of the virus, and 23,083 people have died.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to update COVID-19 case numbers by zip code on its website daily, but will only be issuing news releases on Fridays going forward.