Just over 70 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Wednesday

No additional deaths reported

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Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. There were 80 new cases reported Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 60,500 total cases of the virus and 817 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.7%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.8%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 4.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 85 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 2,364 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 50,960 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.4%.

Illinois now has seen 1,430,265 total cases of the virus, and 23,476 people have died.