Coronavirus

Over 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hours in Kane County Wednesday

No additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 71,207 total cases of the virus and 896 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.5%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.8%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 146 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 4,989 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 122,747 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.9%.

Illinois now has seen 1,752,502 total cases of the virus, and 26,160 people have died.