COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease in Kane, DuPage counties Wednesday

Over 500 new cases, four additional deaths, reported in Kane

Wristbands to be used to identify which type of vaccine a person will receive during aCovid-19 vaccination clinic Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at the Algonquin Township office, 3702 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. The clinic was put on by the township to help people get they vaccine, after the Omicron variant made getting shots at other locations harder.

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 526 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and four new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 117,042 total cases of the virus and 1,020 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 20.5%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 25.1%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 18.1%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 653 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 15,732 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 143 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 143,139 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 11.3%.

Illinois now has seen 2,867,299 total cases of the virus, and 30,419 people have died.