Coronavirus

Just under 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County over the weekend

Two additional COVID-19 deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 194 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 68,798 total cases of the virus and 876 people have died.

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

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 2.7%, and DuPage County’s increased to 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 116 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 5,140 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths Monday from the weekend. The IDPH received the results of 313,813 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

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

Illinois now has seen 1,686,048 total cases of the virus, and 25,648 people have died.