Coronavirus

More than 450 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

No additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 461 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death.

Kane County has now seen 74,238 total cases of the virus and 902 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 6.2%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.1%, and DuPage County’s increased to 5.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 202 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 11,524 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 231,876 tests, which is a single-day record, leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.7%.

Illinois now has seen 1,827,518 total cases of the virus, and 26,499 people have died.