Coronavirus

Kane County’s COVID-19 positivity rate on the rise

Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increases to 5.1%

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 207 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 72,551 total cases of the virus and 898 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.3%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 5.1%, up from 4.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 160 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.

IDPH reported 5,058 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths Wednesday. The state received the results of 139,801 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

The state’s positivity rate is 3.3%.

Illinois has seen 1,784,900 total cases of the virus and 26,313 people have died.