Coronavirus

Second consecutive day of more than 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

No additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 71,425 total cases of the virus and 896 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.0%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 3.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 145 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 5,644new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 181,622 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 3.0%.

Illinois now has seen 1,758,146 total cases of the virus, and 26,190 people have died.