Coronavirus

Almost 120 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Tuesday

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death.

Kane County has now seen 65,012 total cases of the virus and 838 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.3%. Currently, 24% 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 4.1%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 172 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 4,660 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 87,750 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.5%.

Illinois now has seen 1,578,198 total cases of the virus, and 24,407 people have died.