Just over 300 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County over long holiday weekend

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 307 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death over the long Columbus Day weekend. The state does not update its data dashboard during the weekend or on state holidays.

Kane County has now seen 67,675 total cases of the virus and 866 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.6%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%, and DuPage County’s fell to 2.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable five out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 158 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 7,862 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 66 additional deaths Tuesday from over the holiday weekend. The IDPH received the results of 399,718 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.0%.

Illinois now has seen 1,657,970 total cases of the virus, and 25,288 people have died.