Coronavirus

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

No additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 236 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. There were 218 new cases reported Thursday and 232 new cases reported Wednesday.

Kane County has now seen 71,661 total cases of the virus and 896 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.8%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.5%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two 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 5,720 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 176,441 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 3.2%.

Illinois now has seen 1,763,866 total cases of the virus, and 26,227 people have died.