Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths reported in Kane County Wednesday

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and three new deaths. There were 73 new cases and no deaths reported Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 68,370 total cases of the virus and 871 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.6%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 2.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 2.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 124 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 2,447 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 36 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 114,281 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 1.9%.

Illinois now has seen 1,675,793 total cases of the virus, and 25,527 people have died.