Small decline in new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Wednesday

One additional death reported

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death. There were 85 new cases reported Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 68,965 total cases of the virus and 881 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.6%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 2.6%, 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 up 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 2,013 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 107,969 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 1.8%.

Illinois now has seen 1,690,274 total cases of the virus, and 25,707 people have died.