Kane County’s COVID-19 positivity rate remains flat

Seven-day positivity rate at 4.9%

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

There were 508 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County reported over the weekend. Kane County has now seen 72,344 total cases of the virus and 898 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 4.9% and DuPage County’s decreased to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 156 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 4,618 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Tuesday. The state received the results of 109,919 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 3.3%.

Illinois has seen 1,779,842 total cases of the virus and 26,294 people have died.