Drop in new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Tuesday

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death. There were 225 new cases reported yesterday over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 66,408 total cases of the virus and 854 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.2%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.3%, and DuPage County’s went down to 3.1%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 153 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 2,375 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 73,596 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.5%.

Illinois now has seen 1,621,175 total cases of the virus, and 24,892 people have died.