Coronavirus

Kane County reports almost 800 new COVID-19 cases over long holiday weekend

Three additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 787 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and three new deaths since Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Illinois Department of Public Health did not update its data on Thanksgiving or on Friday, Nov. 26.

Kane County has now seen 73,338 total cases of the virus and 901 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 6.2%, and DuPage County’s stayed increased to 4.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 182 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 19,261 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 78 additional deaths Monday, which is from Wednesday through Sunday. The IDPH received the results of 462,048 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.1%.

Illinois now has seen 1,804,161 total cases of the virus, and 26,391 people have died.