Kane County’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues upward trend Monday

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths from over the weekend.

Kane County has now seen 125,989 total cases of the virus and 1,121 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.3%. Currently, 35% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.5%. Kane County’s positivity rate was 2.8% Friday and 2.7% on Thursday.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable five out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 44 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 2,986 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths Monday from over the weekend. The IDPH received the results of 161,892 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 1.9%.

Illinois now has seen 3,072,636 total cases of the virus, and 33,400 people have died.