Coronavirus

More than 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County over the weekend

Two additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 207 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 68,211 total cases of the virus and 868 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 2.8%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 3.1%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 130 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 5,498 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths Monday. The IDPH received the results of 297,930 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

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

Illinois now has seen 1,671,275 total cases of the virus, and 25,470 people have died.