Coronavirus

Kendall County reports 349 new cases of COVID-19, one more death due to virus

The Kendall County Health Department reported 349 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents as of Nov. 24 an increase of 126 cases over the 223 new cases reported by the department in its weekly report issued Nov. 18.

In addition to the increase in new cases, the health department reported the death of a county resident due to the virus in its Nov. 24 report. The death brings the total number of county residents who have died from the virus to 119 since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.

The health department’s report also shows a continued rise in the test positivity rate for the virus among county residents. As of Nov. 24, the test positivity rate for the virus had risen to 6.8%, up from the 5.8% reported by the department Nov. 18 and 5.6% reported Nov. 12.

The 349 new cases is the largest number of new cases of the virus reported by the department in its weekly report since Sept. 23, when 477 new cases were reported. The number of new cases reported by the department had fallen into the low double digits in early summer, but began to steadily climb in mid-July.

The number of county residents to become fully vaccinated against the virus continues to climb, but slowly.

The health department’s Nov. 24 report lists 76,649 county residents, 59.92% of the county’s total population, as fully vaccinated, an increase of 420 over the 76,229 county residents listed as fully vaccinated by the department Nov. 18.

In a related matter, the health department is continuing to accept appointments for those who live in Kendal County for the free COVID-19 vaccine--including pediatric doses. To schedule an appointment, visit kendallhealth.org/community-health/covid-19-vaccine/.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free at Jewel-Osco, 3795 Orchard Road, Oswego, and at Jewel-Osco, 234 E. Veterans Parkway in Yorkville. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Physicians Immediate Care at 2322 Route 34, Oswego, and Walgreens stores in Yorkville, Oswego, Montgomery and Plainfield also offer the vaccine at no charge. Please click here to schedule an appointment.