Twelve new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

Two additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths. There were 10 cases reported Wednesday.

Kane County has now seen 59,416 total cases of the virus and 806 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 1.2%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 1.0%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 56 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 248 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 47,237 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 0.7%.

Illinois now has seen 1,388,586 total cases of the virus, and 23,120 people have died.