Coronavirus

Nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deaths, reported in Kane County Friday

Positivity rate increases slightly to close out the week

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 1,193 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and four new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 103,086 total cases of the virus and 984 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 20.1%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 22.8%, and DuPage County’s increased to 19.0%. Kane County’s positivity rate was 22.2% on Thursday.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 782 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 29,639 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 153 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 279,901 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 10.6%.

Illinois now has seen 2,589,640 total cases of the virus, and 29,099 people have died.