Kendall County Health Department reports 88 more cases of COVID-19

Agency reported 513 new cases among county residents from Jan. 4-9, data shows

The Kendall County Health Department reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents as of Saturday, Jan. 9.

That brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county to 9,364, with 4,770 as listed in recovery, according to the health department.

The heath department reported a total of 513 new COVID-19 cases among county residents over the past week. A total of 159 were reported Jan. 4, 57 Jan. 5, 64 Jan. 6, 72 Jan. 7, 73 Jan. 8 and 88 Jan. 9.

The total number of deaths in the county from COVID-19 remained at 72 on Saturday.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Saturday, 9,801 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) with 950 confirmed cases, 8,845 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 1,174 confirmed cases, 20,152 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 1,893 confirmed cases, 18,945 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 2,239 confirmed cases and 24,684 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 2,501 confirmed cases.

People ages 20 to 49 make up the majority of COVID-19 cases in Kendall County, according to health department data. People in their 20s make up 18% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up 18.2%. People in their 40s make up 19.3% of the cases as of Saturday.

Residents ages 60 and older comprise 11.2% of all cases in the county, according to health department data. People younger than 20 make up about 16.9% of all county cases.

Women account for 53% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 47%, according to Saturday’s health department data.

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.