Coronavirus

Four additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Kane County Friday

Public health officials reported 538 new cases

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 538 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and four new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 118,100 total cases of the virus and 1,026 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 20.7%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 25.4%, 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 569 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 15,453 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 120 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 215,068 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 9.4%.

Illinois now has seen 2,897,174 total cases of the virus, and 30,688people have died.