Two new deaths, 142 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 65,287 total cases of the virus and 840 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.2%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 4.6%, and DuPage County’s went down to 4.0%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 163 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 4,349 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 115,099 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.1%.

Illinois now has seen 1,586,741 total cases of the virus, and 24,492 people have died.