Kane County sees 115 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death.

Kane County has now seen 66,108 total cases of the virus and 852 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.6%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.7%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 3.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 149 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 3,304 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 150,245 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.7%.

Illinois now has seen 1,612,129 total cases of the virus, and 24,783 people have died.