Coronavirus

More than 800 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County over the weekend

Two additional deaths reported

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 815 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths from over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 75,354 total cases of the virus and 906 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 6.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 7.3%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 6.3%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 259 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 19,110 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 85 additional deaths Monday from over the weekend. The IDPH received the results of 413,534 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

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

Illinois now has seen 1,854,186 total cases of the virus, and 26,620 people have died.