Coronavirus

New COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County decrease Tuesday

No additional deaths reported.

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. There were 207 new cases reported Monday, which was the total number of new cases reported over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 68,284 total cases of the virus and 868 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.7%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 2.9%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 127 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 2,071 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 21 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 77,197 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 1,673,346 total cases of the virus, and 25,491 people have died.