DuPage County reports 256 COVID-19 case numbers Sunday, 4 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 9%

The DuPage County Health Department on Sunday reported 256 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 4 deaths: 1 woman in her 60s, 1 man in his 80s and 2 women in their 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 57,741 coronavirus cases including 918 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of Dec. 22 was 97.7%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9%. Currently, 24.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 27.9% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and two consecutive days over the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 10.6%, and DuPage County is at 8.3%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 112 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total and 380 ventilators available out of 572.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,767 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 104 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained flat at 6.8%.

By town, Wheaton has had 3,072 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,173, Lombard 2,973, Villa Park 1,792, Hinsdale 867, Westmont 1,421, Darien 1,143, Woodridge 1,799, Downers Grove 2,590, Elmhurst 2,965, Warrenville 919 and Winfield 740. Addison has had 3,677 confirmed cases, Naperville 4,921, Carol Stream 3,134 and West Chicago 3,236.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format.

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. Visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.

Individual long-term care facility outbreak updates are provided on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Joshua  Welge

Joshua Welge

I am the Sports Editor for Kendall County Newspapers, the Kane County Chronicle and Suburban Life Media, covering primarily sports in Kendall, Kane, DuPage and western Cook counties. I've been covering high school sports for 24 years. I also assist with our news coverage.