Total number of Kendall County COVID-19 cases tops 9,500; 61 new cases reported Tuesday

Death toll remains at 72

The Kendall County Health Department reported 61 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents as of Tuesday, Jan. 12.

That brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county to 9,514, with 4,881 as listed in recovery, according to the health department.

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

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Tuesday, 9,940 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich), with 974 confirmed cases; 8,891 tested in 60545 (including Plano), with 1,200 confirmed cases; 20,611 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville), with 1,938 confirmed cases; 19,294 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery), with 2,291 confirmed cases; and 25,081 tested in 60543 (including Oswego), with 2,556 confirmed cases.

People ages 20 to 49 make up the majority of COVID-19 cases in Kendall County, according to county health department data. People in their 20s make up about 17.9% 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 Tuesday.

Residents ages 60 and older comprise about 11.1% of all cases in the county, according to county health department data. People younger than 20 make up 17% of all county cases.

Women account for 53% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 43%, according to Tuesday’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.