Coronavirus

Nine COVID-19 deaths reported in Kane County over the weekend

Nearly 3,000 new cases of the virus reported Monday

Illinois public health officials on Monday reported 2,918 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and nine new deaths from over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 98,216 total cases of the virus and 968 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 21.8%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate remained stable at 24.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 20.5%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 755 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 on Monday reported 77,833 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 207 additional deaths from over weekend. The IDPH received the results of 835,655 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 13.4%.

Illinois now has seen 2,460,270 total cases of the virus, and 28,568 people have died.