New Kane County COVID-19 cases, positivity rate drop Tuesday

Registered nurse Nvard Termendzhyan, center, sets up a table for Linda Calderon, right, as her twin sister Natalie Balli, far left, rests in her bed in a COVID-19 unit at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. The sisters were admitted to the hospital on the same day, a few days after their Thanksgiving gathering.

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 507 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and four new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 116,516 total cases of the virus and 1,016 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 20.8%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 25.2%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 18.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 689 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 13,706 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 121 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 125,097 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 11.6%.

Illinois now has seen 2,851,567 total cases of the virus, and 30,276 people have died.