Coronavirus

Kane County’s COVID-19 positivity rate dips slightly on Tuesday

Two additional deaths, 1,119 new cases reported

Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Ponni Arunkumar enters an autopsy room at the county morgue as she prepares to perform autopsies last May. Illinois saw a marked decline in COVID-19 deaths per capita in 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 1,119 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 99,335 total cases of the virus and 970 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 21.2%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 24.1%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 20%. Kane County’s positivity rate on Monday was 24.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 767 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital. There were 755 hospitalizations on Monday.

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 28,110 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 92 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 347,053 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 12.0%.

Illinois now has seen 2,488,380 total cases of the virus, and 28,660 people have died.