Coronavirus

Kane County’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls on Thursday

Seven additional deaths, 1,191 new cases reported Thursday

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 1,191 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and seven new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 101,893 total cases of the virus and 980 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 19.9%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 22.2%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 18.9%. Kane County’s positivity rate on Wednesday was 23.3%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 773 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 37,048 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 142 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 257,206 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 11.5%.

Illinois now has seen 2,560,001 total cases of the virus, and 28,946 people have died.